Tropicana Avenue

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State Route 593 marker

State Route 593
Tropicana Avenue
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length7.395 mi[1] (11.901 km)
Major junctions
West endDean Martin Drive in Paradise
  I‑15 in Paradise
I‑515 / US 93 / US 95 in Paradise
East end SR 582 in Whitney
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 592SR 594

Tropicana Avenue is a major east–west section line arterial in the Las Vegas area. The road is named after Tropicana Las Vegas which is located on the Las Vegas Boulevard where it intersects with Tropicana Avenue. Part of it is signed as Nevada State Route 593 (SR 593).

Route description[edit]

View east from the west end of SR 593 in 2015
Looking west on Tropicana Avenue (SR 593) from the Las Vegas Strip in 2008

SR 593 begins at Dean Martin Drive (formerly Industrial Road) in the unincorporated town of Paradise. From there, the highway travels east over Interstate 15 and crosses Las Vegas Boulevard (former SR 604) in the Las Vegas Strip. The highway continues east past the Las Vegas Strip where the highway intersects at Paradise Road (southbound) (former SR 605)/Swenson Street (northbound). Paradise Road provides access to McCarran International Airport (south of the Tropicana Avenue and Paradise Road intersection) and SR 593 serves as the southern end of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus (including the Thomas & Mack Center). SR 593 continues following Tropicana Avenue east at the junction of Interstate 515 and U.S. Routes 93 and 95. About a mile from the Interstate 515, U.S. Route 93 and U.S. Route 95 junction, SR 593 has an intersection at Nellis Boulevard (SR 612) where the highway enters the unincorporated town of Whitney just before terminating at Boulder Highway (SR 582).

Much of Tropicana Avenue is designated as a part of the National Highway System (NHS). SR 593 from Dean Martin Drive to Boulder Highway comprises the state maintained portion of this NHS routing. Tropicana Avenue between Rainbow Boulevard (SR 595) and Dean Martin Drive is a locally maintained part of the NHS.[1]

History[edit]

Western half of Tropicana Avenue in 2006

Tropicana was originally named Bond Road before it was renamed after a hotel and casino adjacent to the street.

The state maintained portion of Tropicana Avenue previously extended from its current terminus west to Rainbow Boulevard (SR 595). This portion of SR 593 had been relinquished to Clark County by 2006.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Clark County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
ParadiseDean Martin DriveFormer Industrial Road
I‑15 – Los Angeles, Salt Lake CityInterchange; I-15 exits 36 and 37
Las Vegas BoulevardFormer SR 604/US 91/US 466
Paradise RoadFormer SR 605
I‑515 / US 93 / US 95Interchange; I-515/US 95 exit 68
Nellis Boulevard (SR 612)
WhitneyBoulder Highway (SR 582)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Attractions[edit]

Notable attractions along the road include:

Public transport[edit]

RTC Transit Routes 201, 601 & 602 function on this road.

See also[edit]

Route map:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2017). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved March 11, 2017.