CC-215 Beltway, Craig Road to Hualapai Way
Construction on the northwest section of the 215 Beltway kicked off in September 2015 and will be underway for 3 years. The project will bring significant improvements to this area including:
- widening and realigning of the Beltway;
- replace the at-grade traffic signals with full interchanges;
- add a bridge to take Centennial Parkway over;
- construct flood control improvements and;
- continue the regional Beltway trail.
The community is encouraged to walk up the trail on Lone Mountain to enjoy a spectacular view of the work being performed.
Drone Video of Project
Design Firm: CH2M Hill, Inc
Contractor: Las Vegas Paving Corporation
Construction Management: Atkins
Project Cost - $92,431,830
Estimated Project Completion: Summer 2018
Progress Update: October 2018
- Temporary work zones were removed from the northwest Beltway on August 31, 2018, with the speed limit increased to 65 MPH.
- Work continues at the Lone Mountain interchange east of the bridge in connection with an adjacent Clark County project to improve Lone Mountain Road.
- The intersection of Centennial Parkway and Shaumber Road will be scheduled for paving and striping after completion of ongoing water and power improvements by utility service companies.
- The future bicycle‑pedestrian trail between Ann Road and Centennial Parkway remains under construction with completion scheduled for the end of October. The bike lane on Shaumber Road offers a safe and convenient parallel route.
Progress Update: July 2018
- The project is about 95% complete with additional work extending the construction schedule through August 2018.
- An overlay of rubberized asphalt was added to the CC 215 Beltway to reduce noise, improve the ride, and prevent spalling of the concrete pavement.
- Improvements to Centennial Parkway are in progress between the new bridge and Centennial High School during summer recess. The work includes asphalt paving, curb and gutter, sidewalk, and street lights.
- Additional work is underway at the intersection of Lone Mountain Road on the east side of the CC 215 Beltway in preparation to connect with an upcoming project to improve Lone Mountain Road.
- Intermittent closures of the on-ramps and off-ramps at Lone Mountain Road and Ann Road continue at night to complete the paving, striping, lighting and signage. One interchange is closed at a time while the other remains open as an alternate route.
- Utilities work continues at the intersection of Centennial Parkway and Shaumber Road.
- The new bicycle‑pedestrian trails within the construction zone are not finished and remain closed until they are safe for public use.
- The work zone speed limit of 45 MPH will remain in effect until the entire project is safely completed.
Progress Update: May 2018
A major road project in the northwest will pass a significant milestone next week as drivers will begin using the newly built parts of the 215 Beltway between Craig Road and Hualapai Way.
Traffic traveling northbound on the highway will be shifted onto the new sections of the 215 overnight Tuesday.
Traffic traveling southbound on the highway will be shifted onto the new sections of the 215 overnight Wednesday. During this shift, the southbound 215 ramps at Ann and Lone Mountain roads will be closed.
Both traffic shifts will begin at 9 p.m. and will be complete before rush-hour the following mornings.
The 215 Beltway, Craig Road to Hualapai Way project includes turning 3 miles of the Beltway into a full freeway, new floodwater detention basins and other flood control improvements, an extension of the western Beltway bicycle/pedestrian trail, new highway interchanges at Lone Mountain and Ann roads, and a bridge carrying Centennial Parkway over the highway.
Future lane shifts and closures on this new section of the 215 will occur as work on this project nears completion. Las Vegas Paving is the contractor on the project, which is expected to be finished in August.
- The project is about 90% complete and is on schedule to finish in July 2018.
- Major Milestone! The paving-machine crew has completed concrete placement in all the new freeway lanes in both directions. The concrete crew is finishing the transitions, grooving the surface, and sealing the joints. They're also working on the concrete barrier rail that separates the northbound and southbound lanes.
- The utilities crew is working at the intersection of Centennial Pkwy and Shaumber Road. The underground installations include water, sewer, storm drain, gas, electrical, and fiber-optic communication lines. This busy intersection will remain partially blocked with several more traffic shifts over the next few months.
- A section of the recreational trail at the base of Lone Mountain is temporarily closed to accommodate the freeway construction. The drainage crew is completing the stormwater collection system that crosses the trail. Access to the peak of Lone Mountain remains open.
- The electrical crew is working on bridge lighting, traffic signals, and street lights at Lone Mountain Road, Ann Road, and Centennial Pkwy. They're also installing light pole foundations along the center of the freeway in preparation for a future lighting project.
- The fencing crew is installing chain link along the freeway, post and cable along the drainage channels, and concrete block and chain around the detention basins.
- The bicycle‑pedestrian trails within the construction zone remain closed to the public.
- Drivers please watch out for more frequent right-lane closures as work continues along the outside edges of the pavement.
Progress Update: January 2018
- The project is about 85% complete and on schedule to finish in July 2018.
- Traffic is flowing in both directions on one side of the new freeway while concrete paving continues on the other side.
- The old Beltway has been mostly removed with the asphalt pulverized and recycled into the base for the new freeway.
- Construction continues on the eastern side of the Ann Road interchange while traffic is routed along the western side.
- The new bridge crossing over the Beltway at Centennial Parkway is about 80% complete.
- Concrete barrier rail is being constructed in the median of the freeway, to separate the northbound and southbound lanes, and along the sides of the on/off ramps.
- The stormwater collection system has been successfully tested by rainfall, flowing through underground pipes and open channels, and tumbling down stepped spillways into the detention basins at Lone Mountain Road.
- The intersection of Centennial Parkway and Shaumber Road remains partially blocked for the installation of underground utilities.
- The new bicycle‑pedestrian trails are not finished and will remain closed until they are safe for public use.
- Please be extra cautious in the 45 MPH construction zone!
Progress Update: October 2017
- The project is about 75% complete and on schedule to finish in July 2018.
- Traffic has shifted from the old Beltway to an interim route through the intersections of Lone Mountain Road and Ann Road while construction continues on the new interchanges.
- Earthwork is proceeding along the northbound side of the new freeway as the old Beltway is being removed to make room for the shoulders and slopes.
- Installation of the stormwater collection system continues throughout the Beltway alignment, with concrete pipes, boxes, and open channels being constructed to carry flow to the two large detention basins at Lone Mountain Road.
- The intersection of Centennial Parkway and Shaumber Road is partially blocked with slower traffic routed around the installation of underground water and gas lines.
- The concrete bottom deck of the Centennial Parkway Bridge has been poured with utilities being installed through the bridge before erecting formwork for the top deck.
- New bicycle‑pedestrian trails are being paved along the Beltway and south of the project between Alexander Road and Craig Road. These trails are not yet finished and will remain closed until they are safe for public use.
- Barrier rails and traffic warning devices are in place to protect the construction workers and drivers. Please be extra cautious and slow down in the construction zones!
Progress Update: June 2017
- The project is about 65% built and on schedule for completion in July 2018.
- Concrete pavement is proceeding along the southbound side of the new freeway. The concrete crew and paving machine are working the night shift to avoid the summer heat.
- Freeway interchanges at Lone Mountain Road and Ann Road continue to take shape as the entrance and exit ramps are graded and paved with asphalt. The paving crew is also constructing bicycle‑pedestrian trails.
- Electricians are installing traffic signals and street lights at the intersections of each interchange.
- Open channels and underground pipes form a stormwater collection system tying into the two detention basins at Lone Mountain Road. In addition to drainage, the underground utilities crew is working on several waterline relocations within the Beltway alignment.
- Crews from Southwest Gas and NV Energy are working alongside the Beltway team to seamlessly integrate their utilities into the new freeway alignment and interchanges.
- The fencing crew started by erecting protective fences across the bridges and along drainage channels with miles more work ahead of them.
- Center columns and abutments for the Centennial Parkway Bridge are in place, and formwork is being erected for the concrete deck.
- Barrier rails and traffic warning devices have been set up to protect both construction workers and drivers. Please be extra cautious and slow down in the construction zones!
Progress Update: February 2017
- The project is approaching the halfway point in the schedule and is on track for completion in July 2018.
- The bridge structures for the new freeway interchanges at Lone Mountain Road and Ann Road are completed. Traffic has moved onto the bridges in order to remove the old roads and build the entrance and exit ramps.
- The foundation for the Centennial Parkway Bridge is under construction with the deck scheduled to be built over the freeway in early 2018.
- The alignment of the new freeway is graded adjacent to and lower than the current Beltway. Concrete pavement of the southbound lanes has started at the north end near Hualapai Way.
- The two former gravel pits at Lone Mountain Road have been filled with soil excavated from the freeway alignment and are being transformed into stormwater detention basins, providing additional flood control for the area. Numerous inlet and outlet drainage structures are being built within the limits of these basins.
- Work has begun on the bicycle‑pedestrian trail that will continue along the Beltway as part of this project.
- Electrical installations continue throughout the project in preparation for installing traffic signals and street lights as each interchange is completed.
- Barrier rails and traffic warning devices are in place to protect the construction workers and drivers. Please be extra cautious and slow down in the construction zones.
Progress Update: 2016
The project is proceeding on track with completion scheduled for July 2018.
Traffic control is in place to protect the construction workers and the drivers on CC-215, including barrier rails and warning signs, in the vicinity of Lone Mountain Road and Ann Road. Please be extra cautious and slow down in the construction zones.
The new freeway interchange at Lone Mountain Road is well underway with the bridge deck concrete recently poured. The community is encouraged to walk up the trail on Lone Mountain to enjoy a spectacular view of the work being performed below.
Two former gravel pits at Lone Mountain Road are being transformed into stormwater detention basins, providing additional flood control for the area.
Earthwork continues alongside the existing CC-215 Beltway between Lone Mountain Road and Ann Road, laying the groundwork for the new freeway alignment.
Construction of the Ann Road interchange is underway with the bridge foundation recently completed.