Interstate 215 Nevada

Interstate 215 Nevada
History
East End
West End
George Crockett Rd east at I-215 - Las Vegas, NV

Traffic along George Crockett Road eastbound separates for Interstate 215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) immediately following Las Vegas Boulevard. 07/06/18

Overview

Interstate 215 makes up the southeast quadrant of the 51-mile Bruce Woodbury Beltway around Henderson and Las Vegas, connecting I-15 south of the Las Vegas Strip with I-515 north and I-11 south in Henderson. Extending 11.1 miles, the I-215 portion of the beltway provides direct access to McCarran International Airport (LAS), and also serves as a commuter route, shuffling local traffic between Henderson and the south reaches of the Las Vegas area. The Bruce Woodbury Beltway begins at a systems exchange with I-11 / I-515 (U.S. 93/95) and State Route 564 in central Henderson, following the former footprint of Lake Mead Parkway before turning north toward LAS. Near the airport, the freeway curves west again ahead of its interchange with I-15 (Exits 12A/B) near the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.

Though I-215 ends at the exchange with I-15, the Bruce Woodbury Beltway continues west and north around Las Vegas as Clark County Route 215, reconnecting with I-15 north of Nellis Air Force Base.

History

AASHTO formally approved 18.9 miles of the I-215 designation April 17, 1993, between Tropicana Avenue (Nevada 593) near Spring Valley and I-515/U.S. 93-95 in Henderson, though signs only appear on the 11.1-mile stretch between I-15 and I-515. Completion of the initial stretch of I-215 in 1996 consisted of a short spur between I-15 and McCarran International Airport via the State Route 171 connector and tunnel. Additional segments were built between 1996 and 1999, with the final mile between Gibson Road and I-515 being completed by 2005.

Route Information

  • East End – Henderson, NV
  • West End – Paradise, NV
  • Mileage – 12.796 (11.10*)

  • Cities – Las Vegas, Henderson
  • JunctionsI-15 I-11 I-515

Sources: 2020 State Maintained Highways of Nevada, Descriptions and Maps (NDOT)

*-December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

I-215 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

Source: 2019 AADT Traffic Records Information Access (TRINA) – Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)

Highway Guides

East End I-11 I-515 U.S. 93 U.S. 95 – Henderson, Nevada

I-215 East at I-11 I-515 SR 564

I-215 east at I-11/515-US 93/95 - Henderson, NV

Spanning Gibson Road (Exit 2), I-215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) advances a half mile to the Henderson Bowl Interchange with I-11, I-515 and U.S. 93/95. 03/09/19

I-215 east at I-11/515-US 93/95 - Henderson, NV

I-515 overlaps with U.S. 93/95 northwest 14.5 miles to I-15 by Downtown Las Vegas. I-11 travels southeast to Boulder City and the Hoover Dam area. 03/01/19

I-215 east at I-11/515-US 93/95 - Henderson, NV

SR 564 extends northeast from the end of I-215 along Lake Mead Parkway through Henderson toward Lake Mead National Recreation Area. 03/01/19

I-215 east at I-11/515-US 93/95 - Henderson, NV

Ramps separate for I-515/U.S. 93-95 north to central Las Vegas and I-11/U.S. 93-95 south 17.4 miles to Boulder City. 07/22/17

I-215 east at SR 164 - Henderson, NV

Prior to its completion to I-515, I-215 east concluded at at-grade intersection with Gibson Road in Henderson. Once Bruce Woodbury Beltway fully opened to the Oran K. Gragson Freeway, SR 146 (formerly Lake Mead Drive) was truncated to an end at I-215 and St. Rose Parkway. Photo by Jeff Royston (12/00).

I-11 North at I-215 I-515 SR 564

I-11 north at I-215/SR 564 - Henderson, NV

Advancing north toward I-215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) and SR 564 (Lake Mead Parkway), the Las Vegas Strip skyline comes into view along Interstate 11. 07/22/17

I-11 north at I-215/SR 564 - Henderson, NV

8.2 miles in length, SR 564 follows Lake Mead Parkway east to the center of Henderson before turning northeasterly to the entrance of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The easternmost portion of I-215 overlays a former segment of Lake Mead Parkway between I-11/515 and SR 146 at Exit 6. 07/22/17

I-11 north at I-215/SR 564 - Henderson, NV

A double lane ramp funnels traffic from I-11 and U.S. 93/95 north to both I-215 west and SR 564 east. I-215 follows Bruce Woodbury Beltway between I-11/515 and I-15 at the Fish Bowl interchange, while Clark County Route 215 lines the remainder of the 51-mile long loop. 07/22/17

I-11 north at I-215/SR 564 - Henderson, NV

Lake Mead Parkway (SR 546) extends 1.75 miles east from I-215 to SR 582 (Boulder Highway) in Henderson. I-215 travels through western reaches of Henderson toward both McCarran International Airport (LAS) and the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. 07/22/17

I-515 north at I-215/SR 164 - 2000

Interstate 515 north at SR 146 (formerly Lake Mead Drive) prior to the completion of I-215 in 2005. SR 146 was subsequently truncated west to Exit 6 while the state route east of I-515 was renumbered to SR 564 by 2003. 11/11/00

SR 564 West at I-11 I-215 I-515

SR 564 west at I-215/515 - Henderson, NV

SR 564 (Lake Mead Parkway) west ends opposite I-215 at the exchange with I-11 and I-515. I-515 (Oran K. Gragson Freeway) extends 14.5 miles northwest from I-11 alongside U.S. 93/95 to Downtown Las Vegas. 07/27/17

SR 564 west at I-215/515 - Henderson, NV

A loop ramp links SR 564/I-215 west with I-11/U.S. 93-95 south to Boulder City. Replaced with I-11 in 2018, I-515 previously extended southeast beyond Nevada State Drive (Exit 56) and ahead of Railroad Pass. 07/27/17

West End I-15 – Paradise, Nevada

I-215 West at I-15 CC 215

I-215 west at I-15/CC 215 - Enterprise, NV

Interstate 215 west travels under S Las Vegas Boulevard ahead of Exit 12A for I-15 north and a c/d roadway to Russell Road. I-15 runs along the west side of the Las Vegas Strip toward the Downtown Las Vegas. 03/07/19

I-215 west at I-15/CC 215 - Enterprise, NV

A loop ramp (Exit 12B) departs next within the Fish Bowl interchange for Interstate 15 south to Barstow and the Los Angeles area. 03/07/19

I-215 west at I-15/CC 215 - Enterprise, NV

Exit 12B leaves Bruce Woodbury Beltway west for I-15 south to California as I-215 transitions into Clark County Route 215. CC 215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) continues west to Spring Valley and north to Summerlin. 07/21/17

I-215 west at I-15/CC 215 - 2000

Prior sign assembly located at the end of I-215 west at the exchange with I-15 in south Las Vegas. The freeway portion extended a short distance west to Decatur Boulevard before diverging to frontage roads. 11/11/00

CC 215 East at I-15 I-215

CC 215 east at I-15/215 - Enterprise, NV

Clark County Route 15 transitions to I- 215 eastbound at the Fish Bowl Interchange (Exit 12) with Interstate 15 03/04/19

CC 215 east at I-15/215 - Enterprise, NV

Two lanes depart from CC 215 east for both I-15 south to California and Las Vegas Boulevard. The beltway mainline continues to the northbound exit for I-15 and I-215 to McCarran International Airport (LAS). 07/21/14

CC 215 east at I-15/215 - Enterprise, NV

Exit 12A partitions for I-15 south to southwest Henderson, Jean and Primm and the adjacent diamond interchange with S Las Vegas Boulevard. 03/04/19

I-15 South at I-215CC 215

I-15 south at I-215/CC 215 - Paradise, NV

A Union Pacific rail line spans I-15 on the half mile approach to Interstate 215. I-215 follows Bruce Woodbury Beltway from I-15 east to I-11/I-515 in Henderson. 07/22/17

I-15 south at I-215/CC 215 - Paradise, NV

A collector distributor roadway extends south from the exchange with SR 593 (Tropicana Avenue) to Russell Road and the Fish Bowl Interchange with I-215/CC 215. 03/09/19

I-15 south at I-215/CC 215 - Paradise, NV

Passing under Sunset Road, ramps from both the I-15 southbound mainline and the adjacent c/d roadway depart for I-215 to McCarran International Airport (LAS) and Henderson. The forthcoming flyover also links with S Las Vegas Boulevard and the McCarran Rent-A-Car Center. 03/09/19

I-15 North at I-215CC 215

I-15 north at I-215/CC 215 - Paradise, NV

A collector distributor roadway (Exit 33) joins I-15 north with SR 160 (Blue Diamond Road), I-215 east and Clark County Route 215 west. Connecting I-15 with Henderson and North Las Vegas, I-215 and CC 215 make up the 51-mile long Bruce Woodbury Beltway. 07/13/18

I-15 north at I-215/CC 215 - Paradise, NV

Exit 33 leaves I-15 north with two lanes for SR 160, I-215 and CC 215. Improvements made at the exchange with SR 160 by 2012 included consolidating exiting traffic into this single egress point. SR 160 travels west to Enterprise and north to Pahrump. Blue Diamond Road leads the route east to parallel Las Vegas Boulevard. 07/13/18

I-15 north at I-215/CC 215 - Paradise, NV

SR 160 (Blue Diamond Road) follows an 80.3 mile long course west to Mountain Springs in Clark County and north to U.S. 95 midway between Indian Springs and Amargosa Valley in Nye County. Two lanes advance north to the Fish Bowl Interchange. 07/13/18

I-15 north at I-215/CC 215 - Paradise, NV

The c/d roadway extends north from SR 160 (Blue Diamond Road) to the half turbine interchange with I-215 east and CC 215 west. I-215 runs south from McCarran International Airport (LAS) 11.1 miles to Interstate 11 and U.S. 93/95 in the city of Henderson. 07/15/17

Sources:

  1. Mr. Mojave. “Las Vegas Beltway Complete…sorta.” Online posting, misc.transport.road, November 27, 2003.

Page updated November 11, 2020.