BOULDER CITY, Nevada – A portion of Interstate 15 in Southern Nevada remains closed due to flooding. The Nevada Department of Transportation has designated two routes for passenger and non-commercial vehicles. Those routes can be found online at https://nevadadot.com/Traveler_Info/i15Detour.aspx.

To further ease congestion, Lake Mead National Recreational Area is allowing all non-commercial vehicles (including RVs) and commercial vehicles with deliveries to or from the Moapa Valley and Mesquite regions to enter the park in Boulder City, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Overton, Nevada, without paying an entrance fee, until further notice.

While traveling along Northshore Road, visitors are encouraged to visit some of the park’s popular attractions:

Callville Bay is a lakeside area with a full-service marina, picnic areas, RV parking and campgrounds. Located near mile marker 11.

Redstone has picnic areas, restrooms and an easy half-mile trail that winds around ancient red sand dunes that were formed millions of years ago. Located near mile marker 27.

Echo Bay is another lakeside attraction with picnic areas, campgrounds and RV parking. Located near mile marker 36.

Rogers Spring is one of the park’s many warm springs. The area offers picnic tables, restrooms and a .75-mile hiking trail. Located near mile marker 40.
For the latest updates on Nevada traffic, visit https://nevadadot.com/Traveler_Info/i15Detour.aspx.

FROM NEVADA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION 09/11/14

I-15 Detour Information

Detour information:

Passenger Vehicles, RV’s, U-hauls, school and tour buses: (NO COMMERCIAL TRUCKS)

Northbound and Southbound passenger vehicles, RV’s, vehicles towing small enclosed trailers, school and tour buses may divert through the Valley of Fire Highway.

NB: take I-15 north to exit 75, drive through the Valley of Fire Highway, turn North on Highway 169. This will connect you back to I-15 northbound above the washout.

SB: take I-15 southbound through Mesquite, take exit 93, then Highway 169 southbound to the Valley of Fire Highway. This will connect you back onto I-15 below the washout.

This route is approximately 43 miles. Be prepared for traffic delays.

Commercial Vehicles:

NB: Take I-15, turn onto US 93 northbound and proceed to Panaca, Nevada. At Panaca, turn onto Nevada State Route 319 which turns into Utah State Route 56 and go east to Beryl Junction where you will turn south onto Utah State Route 18 to St. George (I-15).

SB: AT St. George, Utah, go north on Utah State Route 18 and proceed to Beryl Junction where you will turn west onto Utah State Route 56 (becomes Nevada State Route 319), proceed west to the town of Panaca where you can turn south onto US93 to I-15 north of Las Vegas.

This route is approximately 250 miles. Be prepared for traffic delays.

**Please be advised there are NO over dimentional loads (more than 8’6 wide or 14′ high or 70′ long or 80,000 lbs) allowed on US93 & SR319 due to safety concerns associated with the width of the highways. This restriction is in effect until further notice in both directions from the US 93 & I-15 junction north then east to SR 319 thru Panaca to the NV/UT state line. For routing questions please call the Over Dimentional Permits office at (775) 888-7410.

UPDATE: Commercial vehicles drivers should be aware that northbound I-15 will continue to be restricted to commercial vehicles for the next week or more, even once the interstate opens. This means that commercial vehicles heading northbound from Las Vegas should plan to continue to detour via U.S. 93 until otherwise notified. Commercial vehicles will be able to travel I-15 southbound once the interstate opens.

 

Source: NPS

2 COMMENTS

  1. We aren’t ready to head out west yet, but sure appreciate your help in giving detours of this area. My Dad was a Civil Engineer with Ohio DOT. The first bypass of Wooster was just ready to open when the flood of 1969 caused about 2 million dollars in damages, setting the reopening back about a year. We lost policemen and civilians in this tragedy. Seeing the images of flooding on Interstate 15 was a flashback to that time. I hope people recover quickly who were injured or caught up in any way with this disaster. I wish NDOT the best of luck with the many repairs that will need to be made. My prayers are with you at this time.
    Sincerely,
    ppmickey@gmail.com

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