Summerlin Parkway

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State Route 613 marker

Nevada State Route 613
Summerlin Parkway
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length5.513 mi[1] (8.872 km)
Existed1989–present
HistoryOpened in 1989 as Summerlin Parkway; designated as SR 613 by January 2019
Major junctions
West end CC 215 in Las Vegas
  SR 595 in Las Vegas
East end US 95 in Las Vegas
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 612SR 646

State Route 613 (SR 613), better known as Summerlin Parkway, is a freeway in the western portion of the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, connecting U.S. Route 95 (US 95) to Clark County Route 215 (CC 215) and serving the master planned community of Summerlin.

Route description[edit]

Summerlin community sign in the median of Summerlin Parkway

SR 613 begins at a signalized junction with access ramps to the Las Vegas Beltway (CC 215). The road becomes a full freeway just east of the intersection, and maintains this status as it heads eastward through Summerlin and Las Vegas. The freeway terminates at the interchange with Rainbow Boulevard (SR 595) and US 95, locally known as the "Rainbow Curve" interchange.[2]

History[edit]

Summerlin Parkway was initially constructed by the developers of Summerlin through the Summerlin Homeowners Association. The first construction along the parkway, completed in 1989, consisted of rebuilding the US 95 interchange and constructing the divided highway west to Town Center Drive. Later projects funded by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada brought freeway interchanges to Buffalo Drive in 1992 and Rampart Boulevard in 1994.[3]

By 2000, Summerlin Parkway was built up to expressway standards to a western end at Anasazi Drive, and by 2004 the expressway terminated at the Las Vegas Beltway.[4] A half-interchange was added at Durango Drive by 2005, and the Anasazi Drive intersection was converted to an interchange by 2006.[3] Also in 2005, the Nevada Department of Transportation had reconstructed the US 95/Rainbow Boulevard interchange as part of its US 95 widening project (including a new direct connection from eastbound Summerlin Parkway to US 95 north which was not constructed in 1989).[4]

An HOV flyover has been constructed in order to facilitate HOV movements between Summerlin Parkway and US 95 heading to and from downtown. The direct connection ramps opened in July 2012, even though Summerlin Parkway does not yet have HOV lanes.

In 2016, the City of Las Vegas installed a median cable barrier system in the median of Summerlin Parkway. The $2 million project was designed to reduce impacts from drivers losing control of vehicles into the landscaped median and prevent crossover collisions.[5]

In Spring 2017, several operational improvements along Summerlin Parkway were completed. The HOV lanes from US 95 were extended westward from Buffalo Drive to Durango Drive, and new auxiliary lanes were completed westbound to Rampart Boulevard, both directions between Rampart Boulevard and Town Center Drive, and eastbound between the CC 215 interchange and Anasazi Drive.[6]

By January 2019, maintenance responsibility for Summerlin Parkway had been transferred from the City of Las Vegas to the Nevada Department of Transportation; NDOT designated the freeway as State Route 613.[1]

Future[edit]

The City of Las Vegas and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada have previously proposed to improve Summerlin Parkway. Some of the proposed improvements include adding one additional lane, adding a new managed lane in each direction, adding auxiliary lanes and aesthetics improvements along the entire parkway. No timetable for these improvements was established.[7]

Additionally, the current interchange configuration of Summerlin Parkway at the Las Vegas Beltway was built as an "interim upgrade", due to lack of funds. Clark County plans to construct a full freeway-to-freeway interchange in the future, when funding becomes available.[8] Summerlin Parkway is also expected to be extended westward beyond CC 215.[9]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Las Vegas, Clark County. All exits are unnumbered.

mi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
0.20.32 CC 215At-grade intersection; western terminus; CC 215 exit 28
1.32.1Anasazi Drive
2.43.9Town Center Drive
3.76.0Rampart Boulevard
4.26.8Durango DriveWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
5.28.4Buffalo DriveNot accessible from westbound HOV lane
5.4–
6.2
8.7–
10.0
Rainbow Boulevard (SR 595)Eastbound exit only
US 95 north – RenoEastbound exit and westbound entrance
US 95 south – Las VegasHOV access; eastern terminus; US 95 exit 81
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2019). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Google (February 12, 2017). "Overview of Summerlin Parkway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Summerlin Parkway project history". Archived from the original on March 13, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Summerlin Parkway". AARoads. October 16, 2005. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  5. ^ Marroquin, Art (November 6, 2016). "New cable barriers spring into action on Summerlin Parkway median". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Jaffe, Herb (August 31, 2016). "Brace for another 15 months of Summerlin Parkway work". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "Summerlin Parkway project overview". Archived from the original on March 14, 2011.
  8. ^ McCabe, Francis (December 31, 2008). "'Cost constraints' impact interchange". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  9. ^ "Image of Summerlin Pkwy. WB at interchange with CC 215". Google Maps. Summerlin, NV: Google, Inc. June 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2017.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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