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September 21, 2017

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Transportation

NDOT stops de-icer use in area affected by tainted water
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Nevada Department of Transportation will stop using a road de-icer in parts of a mountain-side community outside Las Vegas after the product was linked to ...
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Vision of refreshed Maryland Parkway includes four districts, mass transit
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The group working to reinvigorate the Maryland Parkway corridor recommends dividing it into four distinct districts, linked by a high-capacity transit system. The Maryland Parkway Coalition unveiled the districts at a community meeting Thursday at the Winchester Community Theater. Midtown Medical is located between Sahara Avenue and Desert Inn Road; Midtown Boulevard between Desert Inn and Flamingo Road; Midtown UNLV between Flamingo Road and Tropicana Avenue; and Midtown Gateway south of Tropicana. An 8.7-mile high-capacity transit system would link ...
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More Interstate 11 signs on the way
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Signage along the nascent Interstate 11 route on U.S. 93/Interstate 515 from Henderson to the Arizona border will be changed to reflect the newest edition to Nevada’s freeway system. ...
New one-way streets implemented this week in downtown Las Vegas
New one-way streets implemented this week in downtown Las Vegas
Thursday, September 7, 2017
New permanent one-way streets near the popular Arts District in downtown Las Vegas this week may have motorists doing double takes. As part of an ongoing project to ...
Delta flight makes emergency landing at McCarran
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
A Delta Air Lines flight bound for New York made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport after one of its engines caught fire. Airport spokesman Chris Jones says ...
U.S. 95 near downtown Las Vegas closing overnight
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
A stretch of U.S. 95 near downtown Las Vegas will shut down overnight twice this week beginning tonight. The Nevada Department of Transportation will shut down southbound U.S. 95 between ...
Marijuana possession, advertising banned at Las Vegas airport
Marijuana possession, advertising banned at Las Vegas airport
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Clark County commissioners voted unanimously today to ban the possession or advertisement of legal marijuana at McCarran International Airport and other properties ...
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A country mile: A vision that stretches from Mexico to Canada looks for traction
Monday, September 4, 2017
It’s only a modest 2.5 miles of a long-term plan to better connect Las Vegas and Phoenix — the two largest U.S. cities not currently linked by an interstate — and a longer-term dream to link Mexico, the U.S and Canada. But last month’s opening of the first local phase ...
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McCarran’s new automated screening lanes to be tested on busy weekend
Friday, September 1, 2017
Ahead of the busy Labor Day weekend, McCarran International Airport has introduced automated screening lanes in Terminal 3. ...
Influx of Las Vegas visitors for Labor Day weekend means crowded roadways
Influx of Las Vegas visitors for Labor Day weekend means crowded roadways
Friday, September 1, 2017
As people celebrate the unofficial end of summer, the Las Vegas Valley will see more than 324,000 visitors for Labor Day weekend. Of those travelers, 60 percent — or 180,000 — will be driving ...
Bee swarm closes highway rest area near Searchlight — again
Bee swarm closes highway rest area near Searchlight — again
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
A swarm of bees has forced the closure of a highway rest area near Searchlight for the second time in less than three months. The state Department of Transportation today shut down ...
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Dashboard system records traffic and road conditions
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Three months after the first statewide vehicle-to-vehicle network to help prevent collisions and enable autonomous mobility was launched, preliminary data is rolling in. ...
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'Leading by example': County to add more fuel-efficient vehicles
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Looking to lead by example in its continuing effort to improve air quality, Clark County is beefing up its fuel-efficient vehicle fleet....
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Las Vegas airport asks jet owners to make parking plans for big fight
Monday, August 21, 2017
Las Vegas airport officials are asking owners of corporate planes to find places to park their aircraft while in town for the upcoming fight between ...
The health of our infrastructure: How Nevada ranks and what improvements are on the horizon
The health of our infrastructure: How Nevada ranks and what improvements are on the horizon
Monday, August 21, 2017
On its 2014 Infrastructure Report Card, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave Nevada a C- overall. But this year, ASCE representatives told legislators that the state is “on the right track,” noting improvements in highways, the renewable energy portfolio and use of drone technology. How healthy are Nevada’s bones?