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Monorail Turns in Surprising Track Record — Ridership Goes Up

Monorail Turns in Surprising Track Record — Ridership Goes Up

The Las Vegas Monorail actually transported more people through the resort corridor last year than expected.

After plunging by nearly half from 7.9 million in 2007, ultimately driving the nonprofit monorail corporation into Chapter 11 bankruptcy, last year marked for monorail management the beginning of what they hope will be a sustained turnaround.

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Remodeling Forces Lane Closures on Flamingo Road

Remodeling Forces Lane Closures on Flamingo Road

The remodeling of a Strip property will force the closure of a busy road overnight this weekend.

The far right lane of westbound Flamingo Road, just east of Las Vegas Boulevard, will be closed from 2 to 10 a.m. Friday through Monday, July 1.

The closure is to make way for the transformation of Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon to the Gansevoort Las Vegas.

When finished the hotel will be rebranded as a boutique hotel with 40,000-square-feet of casino space, a restaurant, rooftop pool and lounge, plus a nightclub and afterhours venue operated by Victor Drai.

The transformation is expected to be finished by early 2014. 

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include:

Task Force to Focus on Bad Drivers on Busy Freeways

Task Force to Focus on Bad Drivers on Busy Freeways

 

Law enforcement agencies from around southern Nevada will be combining forces in hopes of making roads safer.

The Southern Nevada Traffic Task Force announced Tuesday plans for a saturated enforcement area along two stretches of freeway in the Las Vegas valley.

Officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, Metro Police, North Las Vegas and Henderson Police will be out in force Wednesday, patrolling along U.S. 95 from the Spaghetti Bowl to Lake Mead Boulevard and along I-15 from Lake Mead Boulevard to Russell Road.

Officers will be looking for drivers who are following to closely, speeding, changing lanes unsafely, using a cell phone or driving while distracted.

"We are going to take on a zero tolerance mentality with all of our officers, which are going to be patrolling throughout this area, looking for the different violations which we have noted to be accident causing," NHP trooper Loy Hixson said.

Bridge Repairs Along I-15 Force Lane and Ramp Closures

Bridge Repairs Along I-15 Force Lane and Ramp Closures

 

A major repair effort will force the closure of ramps and lanes along I-15 for next several weeks in the overnight hours.

Crews will be working to repair various bridge locations along the vital roadway.

The project will go from Tropicana Avenue to Craig Road. The first closure is set for Thursday. The last closure is set to end June 6.

Thursday, May 9

  • I-15 northbound from Alta Drive to U.S. 95, lanes restricted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Sunday, May 12 

  • I-15 southbound ramp to US 95 will be restricted nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Owens Avenue westbound at I-15 will be restricted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-15 northbound and southbound ramps to Cheyenne Avenue will be restricted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Cheyenne Avenue eastbound and westbound will be restricted 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday, May 13 through Thursday, May 16

Overnight Closures Planned for the Strip

Overnight Closures Planned for the Strip

 

Crews are taking down a large tower crane at the MGM Grand, which will force the closure of the Las Vegas Strip.

From midnight to 8 a.m., Monday through Friday next week, the Strip will be closed starting just north of Tropicana Avenue. Traffic will be stopped intermittently and not re-routed.

The pedestrian bridges connecting the MGM Grand and New York-New York and MGM Grand to the Tropicana will be closed to foot traffic during the same hours and days.

Eight closures are expected, lasting 20 minutes each time.  

Strip Closures Planned During Morning Rush Hour

Strip Closures Planned During Morning Rush Hour

 

Crews will be finishing up work on manholes along the Las Vegas Strip this week, forcing lane closures during morning rush hour.

The closures will be in place from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday.

The inside northbound left turn lane from Las Vegas Boulevard South to Flamingo Road will be closed.

The far right southbound through lane along the boulevard will be closed. However, the right turn lane onto Flamingo Road will remain open.

There will also be closures along Flamingo Road. The two left westbound lanes will be closed. Traffic will be reduced to one through lane.

Left turns will be allowed onto southbound Las Vegas Boulevard. The outside eastbound left turn lane to the northbound Strip will be closed.

Crews will also close the outside eastbound left through lane, but the two right through lanes will remain open.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area.