Traffic along George Crockett Road eastbound separates for Interstate 215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) immediately following Las Vegas Boulevard. 07/06/18
Interstate 215 makes up the southeast quadrant of the 51 mile long Bruce Woodbury Beltway around Henderson and Las Vegas, connecting I-15 south of the Las Vegas Strip with Interstate 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/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 the interchange at Exits 12 A/B with I-15 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.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) formally approved 18.9 miles of the I-215 designation April 17, 1993, between Tropicana Avenue (SR 593) near Spring Valley and I-515/U.S. 93-95 in Henderson, though signs only appear on the 11.1 mile section 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 Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) via the connector and tunnel along State Route 171. Additional segments were built between 1996 and 1999, with the final mile between Gibson Road and I-515 being completed by 2005.