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December 12, 2017

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System to warn wrong-way drivers to be part of new interchange
Friday, December 8, 2017
A new detection system to help prevent wrong-way crashes will be part of an interchange under construction in the south Las Vegas Valley. There were 279 wrong-way driver crashes on Nevada’s freeway systems from 2005 to 2015, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. They resulted in 41 fatalities and ...
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Improvements considered for hazardous span of Lamb Boulevard in east valley
Thursday, December 7, 2017
A 4.5-mile portion of Lamb Boulevard is set for improvements after a study by the Nevada Department of Transportation revealed the area had a crash rate 15 percent higher than the state average. From 2011-2016, there were 1,286 crashes on Lamb Boulevard between Desert Inn Road and Lake Mead Boulevard, NDOT revealed Tuesday at ...
Nevada seeks to expand drone testing with new FAA program
Nevada seeks to expand drone testing with new FAA program
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Nevada is looking to soar to new heights with drone testing, applying for a federal program to push the limits of unmanned aircraft systems. The program would ...
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Work underway on new interchange at I-15 and Starr Avenue
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Nevada Department of Transportation broke ground today on the $33.7 million Interstate 15-Starr Avenue interchange between St. Rose Parkway and Cactus Avenue in the southwest valley. The interchange will travel under Interstate 15 to reduce traffic-related noise for nearby neighbors. “This interchange alleviates traffic along local streets as well as the southern ...
Average gas price in Las Vegas down to $2.66 a gallon
Monday, November 27, 2017
Gasoline prices in the Las Vegas area have gone down in the past week. GasBuddy.com reports the average retail price of a gallon of gas in the area has decreased 7 cents in the past week, to ...
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DC Solar offers free electric-vehicle charging in Las Vegas
Thursday, November 23, 2017
They can charge one or two vehicles at a time depending on the model. They are powered by solar panels attached to each station, and there is a biodiesel generator on each unit for backup ...
How to reduce Thanksgiving travel stress
How to reduce Thanksgiving travel stress
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Because of the high expectations, tight schedules and long journeys, holiday travel can be an exercise in frustration. But local transportation authorities say a small amount of preparation and a healthy dose of patience can go a long way to make the experience easier. ...
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Why technology, not new roads, could ease congestion
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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As the Las Vegas Valley grows and traffic becomes more congested, the answer is to use technology to ease it, as opposed to laying down more roads ...
Clark County commits $4.5M a year for monorail extension to Mandalay Bay
Clark County commits $4.5M a year for monorail extension to Mandalay Bay
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Las Vegas Monorail Co. officials say they are just weeks away from securing private financing for a planned expansion to Mandalay Bay. Their confidence comes from ...
Photo: Pedestrians cross Boulder Highway in a designated
Pedestrian safety-awareness event set for Charleston Boulevard today
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Butterball One, a police officer wearing a turkey outfit, will cross the sidewalk on Charleston Boulevard east of Valley View Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers from Metro and troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol will give tickets to motorists who do not yield the right-of-way to Butterball and other pedestrians in a marked crosswalk. ...
Photo: People head into the Department of Motor Vehicles
DMV braces for ‘Black Monday’ rush after Thanksgiving
Monday, November 20, 2017
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says the Monday after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for the agency that registers autos and grants driver’s licenses. The day has been dubbed “Black Monday,” and the ...
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Las Vegas airport sees record passenger traffic in October
Monday, November 20, 2017
McCarran International Airport saw record traffic of 4.34 million passengers in October, the Clark County Department of Aviation reported today. The passenger count eclipsed the previous monthly record of 4.33 million set in July and was up 1.5 percent from ...
New lanes to open next week as ‘Big Squeeze’ ends early
New lanes to open next week as ‘Big Squeeze’ ends early
Friday, November 17, 2017
Originally scheduled to finish in January, the final touches of the “Big Squeeze” portion of the nearly $1 billion road project will begin to open this weekend, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced Thursday. ...
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Cool heads prevail on Eastern Avenue median project
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Two large steel art installations in the median of Eastern Avenue near the 215 Beltway have heads turning. The final pieces of Clark County’s “Centered” art median project were installed last month, featuring a pair of large steel heads titled, "Norte y Sur," created by Las Vegas artist Luis Varela-Rico. ...
Crews installing steel posts along Strip for pedestrian safety
Crews installing steel posts along Strip for pedestrian safety
Monday, November 13, 2017
Crews are installing the first set of bollard safety posts along the southern portion of the Las Vegas that are meant to keep pedestrians safe. Officials say the thick steel posts are ...