Sahara Avenue

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State Route 589 marker

State Route 589
Sahara Avenue
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length: 10.023 mi[1] (16.130 km)
Existed: 1976 – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 595 in Las Vegas
  I-15
I-515 / US 93 / US 95
East end: SR 612 in Las Vegas
Highway system

Nevada State Routes

SR 582 SR 591

State Route 589 (SR 589) comprises a large portion of Sahara Avenue, a major east–west section line road in the Las Vegas Valley. The road is named after the now-defunct Sahara Hotel and Casino which is located on Las Vegas Boulevard where it intersects with Sahara Avenue. The Sahara closed in 2009.

Route description[edit]

Sahara Avenue begins in the western valley at Red Rock Ranch Road as the continuation of Desert Foothills Drive west of the Las Vegas Beltway. SR 589 begins in the western Las Vegas Valley at its intersection with Rainbow Boulevard (SR 595). From there, the route continues due east to cross Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard. SR 589 proceeds further west to cross Fremont Street/Boulder Highway (SR 582) and terminates at Nellis Boulevard (SR 612).

Through much of the Las Vegas area, Sahara Avenue comprises the southern boundary of the City of Las Vegas. At the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard, SR 589 marks what is typically considered the northern boundary of the Las Vegas Strip.

Sahara Avenue ends at the Hollywood Regional Park, just east of S Hollywood Boulevard.

Some notable attractions along the highway include the Palace Station Hotel and Casino.

History[edit]

The road was originally called San Francisco Avenue, and served as the southern city limit for Las Vegas.

In the 1960s, city planners envisioned construction of an expressway along Sahara to Rainbow Boulevard.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Las Vegas, Clark County.

Mile km Destinations Notes
Rainbow Boulevard (SR 595)
Jones Boulevard (SR 596)
I-15 – Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Boulder Highway (SR 582)
I-515 / US 93 / US 95 – Boulder City, Elko, Reno
Nellis Boulevard (SR 612)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Attractions[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Current RTC Route Sahara Avenue Express (SX) operates on this road.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nevada Department of Transportation. "Nevada State Maintained Highways, Descriptions, Index and Maps, January 2008". Retrieved 2008-03-24.