Rainbow Boulevard (Las Vegas)

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State Route 595 marker

State Route 595
Rainbow Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length: 5.495 mi[1] (8.843 km)
Major junctions
South end: Tropicana Avenue
  SR 159
North end: US 95
Highway system

Nevada State Routes

SR 594 SR 596

State Route 595 (SR 595) comprises a portion of Rainbow Boulevard, a north–south section line arterial in the Las Vegas Valley.

Route description[edit]

SR 595 begins at Tropicana Avenue and proceeds north along Rainbow Boulevard for 5.495 miles (8.843 km) to U.S. Route 95 (at the interchange locally known as the "Rainbow Curve"). The state-maintained portion of Rainbow Boulevard is a designated portion of the National Highway System.[1]

Rainbow Boulevard description[edit]

Rainbow Boulevard begins south of Blue Diamond Road (SR 160) in Clark County and continues north to Horse Drive in northern Las Vegas.[2] Prior to the completion of Durango Drive north of Blue Diamond Road, Rainbow Boulevard was one of only two roads west of I-15 that connected Blue Diamond road with the developed areas to the north. The other road was Industrial Road, and now Dean Martin Drive,Decatur Blvd and Fort Apache Road.[3]

History[edit]

In January 2003, the southern terminus of SR 595 was at State Route 160 (Blue Diamond Road, Pahrump Valley Road), giving the highway a total distance of 10.846 miles (17.455 km). By January 2006, the highway had been truncated to its current terminus at Tropicana Avenue.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Clark County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
  Tropicana Avenue
  Flamingo Road (SR 592)
  Sahara Avenue (SR 589)
Las Vegas SR 159 (Charleston Boulevard)
US 95
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Public transport[edit]

RTC Transit Routes 101 and 219 function on this road.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Nevada Department of Transportation. April 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ AAA map Las Vegas Map 2006
  3. ^ AAA map Las Vegas Map 1996