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Completion of I-15 paving project eases commute, improves ride
Monday, Oct. 10, 2011
Las Vegas motorists can rejoice: The repaving work on Interstate 15 is essentially done. Just a month after the work began creating massive traffic jams and turned the state’s busiest freeway into a sea of red lights, the orange barrels are out of the way and motorists now have a smoother, quieter ride through town.
Median project to close lanes on Eastern Avenue
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011
Medians on Eastern Avenue in Las Vegas will be getting an upgrade, but the work will require some lane closures this week.
Sign work might impact traffic around airport
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011
Work installing new signs for McCarran International Airport’s Terminal 3 may impact motorists around the airport at night this week.
Work on I-15 paving project could be done Monday
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
If everything goes as planned this weekend, the Nevada Department of Transportation said it might be done with the Interstate 15 repaving project on Monday – 10 days early.
Mountain snow in Southern Nevada enters the record books
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
One inch of snow and more than 2 inches of rain fell on Mount Charleston in the past day, setting or tying multiple weather records. The snowfall ties the old record for the earliest date the mountain has received an inch or more of snow.
Nevada makes big strides in palliative care for seriously ill
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011
Las Vegas has a reputation for providing poor health care, but a report released today says Nevada has made significant strides in the last three years in providing one specialized service for some of the sickest patients.
Report says Las Vegas among nation's top food, wine destinations
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Apparently our gluttony is attracting tourists. TripAdvisor listed the top food and wine destinations based on reviews submitted to the website.
Road work to restrict traffic on Torrey Pines Drive
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Traffic will be restricted on Torrey Pines Drive in northwest Las Vegas for the next two months, city officials said.
Lightning sparks building fire as storms drench Las Vegas
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
A band of storms that moved over the Las Vegas Valley this afternoon drenched much of the area and brought a lightning strike that damaged a commercial building. The Clark County Fire Department responded at 3:06 p.m. to a two-story building at 2785 E. Desert Inn Road. Investigators said lighting struck the building, which started a fire on the roof.
Stretch of Elkhorn Road to close for 6 months
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
Part of Elkhorn Road in the northwest valley will be closed for about six months.
Crews to divert traffic off I-15 for 2 nights at Russell Road
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
Traffic on Interstate 15 will be routed off the freeway for a short distance Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
New traffic signal coming to downtown Las Vegas
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
Bonneville Avenue in downtown Las Vegas will get another traffic signal Monday morning.
Paving near Kingman to cause delays on U.S. 93
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011
Motorists traveling between Las Vegas and Phoenix on the Hoover Dam Bypass or Laughlin routes should expect some nighttime delays this week.
Police seek public's help in search for missing 12-year-old girl
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011
Police are asking for help in finding a 12-year-old girl last seen Monday morning east of downtown Las Vegas who might have run away to California.
Hungry? Report says Las Vegas is nation's 6th most 'gluttonous' city
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011
Been to a buffet lately? Or how about the buffet of buffets? Las Vegas is famous for 24-hour buffets, as well as fine dining, so it might come as no surprise that we’re close to the top of another list: America’s 20 Most Gluttonous Cities.
Work on I-15 paving project expanding to one weekend
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011
The repaving project on Interstate 15 has created traffic headaches for motorists, but only on weekdays – until now. Previously, crews were only working – and lanes were only closed – from Sunday night to Thursday morning each week.
RTC launches 'you spray, you pay' anti-graffiti art contest
Monday, Sept. 26, 2011
Have you seen a bus covered with paint?
New traffic signals to be activated downtown
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011
New traffic signals will be turned on Monday morning on Bonneville Avenue downtown.
One road project near airport ends, another begins
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011
It’s a mixed bag for motorists who travel near the airport: One road project is ending, but another is beginning.
Orange barrels ahead: Lane work to start Sunday on U.S. 95 in eastern valley
Friday, Sept. 23, 2011
In case construction on Interstate 15 near the Strip and in the southern valley and on U.S. 95 in the northwest wasn’t enough, the lanes will soon be closed on U.S. 95 in the eastern valley, too.
Police remind drivers that cellphone ban is on the way
Friday, Sept. 23, 2011
LOL. OMG. RIP. Officials are using signs with that message in hopes of getting their point across to all ages: Not only is talking or texting with a cellphone while driving dangerous, it will soon be illegal.
Busy stretch of I-15 to get 25,000-ton makeover
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
Kids play four square on it. Airplanes land on it. Cars drive and park on it. This being Las Vegas, we tell people we can fry eggs on it. Asphalt is nearly everywhere, and seems to all be the same, but it won’t be the usual old blacktop we’re used to when the makeover of Nevada’s busiest freeway is complete.
Judge won't order resolution to bus contract dispute
Friday, Sept. 16, 2011
A final decision on a controversial bus operations contract remains in the hands of the Regional Transportation Commission — for now.
RTC to connect bike event to trade show
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011
For many of the thousands of people who come to Las Vegas for trade shows each year, the city is little more than the Strip and the airport. Some of them never see the rest of Southern Nevada.
RTC offering Rebels fans bus service to football stadium
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011
Fans who want to avoid traffic and parking headaches at Rebels football games this season can take a special game-day bus to Sam Boyd Stadium.
Nevada gas prices up 17 cents as numbers nearly steady nationwide
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
One month ago, Nevada had the seventh-lowest average gas price in the nation. Today, it has the 10th highest in the lower 48 states.
Police warn of robberies targeting day laborers in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
Metro Police are warning the public about a string of robberies that have targeted day laborers in Las Vegas. Police issued a crime alert notice in English and Spanish.
Safety event to focus on use of child safety seats
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011
Just buckling up isn’t enough when the passenger is a child. Experts suggest children use safety seats every time they get in the car.
Bus company trying to keep contract wins court round
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
Veolia Transportation won a minor victory in court Monday as part of its battle to keep control of Las Vegas’ public bus system. The Regional Transportation Commission has been divided on awarding the lucrative bus operations contract to First Transit, the lowest bidder, or Veolia, the current operator.
Paving project brings I-15 traffic to standstill
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
Prostitution isn’t legal in Las Vegas, but the Interstate 15 freeway has become a red light district of its own. Interstate 15 was a sea of brake lights Monday.
New downtown traffic signal to begin operation today
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
A new traffic signal will begin service this evening in downtown Las Vegas.
U.S. 93 paving to slow travel between Las Vegas and Phoenix
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
Motorists traveling between Las Vegas and Phoenix this week should be prepared for delays resulting from a paving project on U.S. 93.
Tropicana Avenue lane closures extended until Sept. 26
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
Work on Paradise Road near McCarran International Airport will keep lanes on Tropicana Avenue closed longer than expected.
Palo Verde students preserve 9/11 tradition — and teacher's legacy
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011
Today’s high school freshmen were still a year away from kindergarten on Sept. 11, 2001. The seniors were just in second grade. But it was a group of students who organized and conducted a solemn ceremony at Palo Verde High School on Friday morning to remember those who died that day, including a teacher at the school.
Cuts in county bus transportation routes approved
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
Most of the people who complained at a meeting Thursday on cuts in the valley’s public transit system were people who don’t ride the buses being cut. But they might still be some of the biggest victims of the change.
Ann Road construction work switching to daytime hours
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
Roadwork on Ann Road in northwest Las Vegas will shift to daytime hours today.
Road maintenance to close lanes on Rainbow Boulevard
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011
Roadway improvements will restrict travel lanes on Rainbow Boulevard in northwest Las Vegas for the next two months.
Report finds Nevada's rural roads more deadly than those in urban areas
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011
Nevada’s rural highways have a fatality rate more than double that of urban roads in the state, according to a report released last week.
Delays possible as work begins on I-15 repaving project
Monday, Sept. 5, 2011
Construction will start Tuesday on yet another portion of Interstate 15 in the Las Vegas Valley, and the project is likely to create some traffic headaches for motorists.
New express bus lines to link downtown Henderson, Las Vegas
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
Officials in Henderson and Las Vegas hope new express bus lines that will link cities’ downtown areas and triple transit service along Boulder Highway will spur activity and development. “This was a longtime coming, much needed, much wanted and much appreciated,” said Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen. “It will really help the development of our downtown and our redevelopment area.”
RTC votes to continue bus contract battle in court
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
The Regional Transportation Commission board had its first unanimous decision Thursday related to its controversial bus contract, but the fate of the valley’s bus system is far from determined.
Committee OKs small increase in paratransit fees for seniors, disabled
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011
The senior and disabled people who use paratransit services to get around the valley won’t have to worry about losing their monthly passes, but are likely facing a small fare increase.
Public works group honors Hoover Dam bypass project
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011
The American Public Works Association has recognized the Hoover Dam bypass as one of its projects of the year.
Traffic signal work to close lanes Sahara and the Strip
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011
Traffic signal upgrades will close lanes at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue for the next two nights.
Harmon east of Strip to close tonight for construction on pedestrian bridge
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011
Work on a new pedestrian bridge on the Strip will close Harmon Avenue tonight, county officials said.
Northbound lane of I-15 scheduled to reopen tonight
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011
Finally, some good news for construction-weary motorists on Interstate 15 in the southern valley: Crews are reopening a northbound lane tonight.
Elvis Alive Drive? 10 Las Vegas streets named for notable people
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011
Not every street name has to be boring or named for a hotel. Some make a statement, such as Elvis Alive Drive. It turns out lots of streets in the Las Vegas Valley are named for interesting people, and some streets have noteworthy stories behind them.
Lanes of Ann Road to be closed nights for maintenance
Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011
Roadwork will close lanes on Ann Road in northwest Las Vegas at night for the next two months.
Ann Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Durango Drive and Centennial Center Boulevard, near U.S. 95, city officials said.
Construction to delay traffic from Strip to airport
Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011
Construction near McCarran International Airport will impact traffic on Tropicana Avenue and Paradise Road for the next two weeks, likely causing delays for people traveling from the Strip to the airport.
Part of St. Rose Parkway to close Sunday night for construction of pedestrian bridge
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011
Construction of a pedestrian bridge will close St. Rose Parkway between Eastern Avenue and Coronado Center Drive in Henderson on Sunday night.

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