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Decatur Boulevard

Decatur Boulevard is a major north-south section line arterial in the Las Vegas metropolitan area located on the west side of the city.

Decatur Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by Clark County, City of Las Vegas and City of North Las Vegas
Length25.0 mi (40.2 km)
Major junctions
South endCactus Avenue and Southern Highlands Parkway in Enterprise
  SR 160 in Enterprise

CC 215 in Enterprise
SR 592 at ParadiseSpring Valley line
SR 159 in Las Vegas
US 95 in Las Vegas

US 95 Bus. / SR 599 at Las Vegas–North Las Vegas line

CC 215 at Las Vegas–North Las Vegas line
North endRoundabout at the Clark County Shooting Complex at Las Vegas–North Las Vegas line
Location
CountiesClark
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada

RouteEdit

Decatur Boulevard is situated in the west of Las Vegas and runs for roughly 25 miles along a north-south axis. At the southern end, at the junction with West Cactus Avenue, the road becomes Southern Highland Parkway. U.S. Route 95 delineates the road as South Decatur Boulevard and North Decatur Boulevard. It is crossed twice by the Las Vegas Beltway and provides access to the North Las Vegas Airport.[1] At the northern end, it dead ends at a roundabout at the Clark County Shooting Complex.

Part of the southern section of the Boulevard is known as the location of a number of live music venues.[2] Notable places located along the road include Arizona Charlie's Decatur[3] and an office of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.[4]

HistoryEdit

Decatur Boulevard was named after the city of Decatur, Illinois in the 1930s by Leonard Frechette, who lived on the junction of the street and Vegas Drive. The city was itself named in honor of Stephen Decatur, a naval officer during the early 19th century.[1]

A $46 million Clark County construction project that widened the widened much of Decatur Boulevard and introduced railroad crossing for both Decatur Blvd and Warm Springs Road under the Union Pacific tracks was completed in summer 2010.[5] Sewerage along parts of the route was renewed in spring 2011.[6]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Clark County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Enterprise0.000.00Southern Highlands ParkwayContinuation beyond southern terminus
Cactus Avenue
2.403.86  SR 160 (Blue Diamond Road) – Pahrump
4.70–
4.90
7.56–
7.89
  CC 215 – HendersonInterchange; future I-215; CC 215 exit 13
ParadiseSpring Valley line7.1011.43Tropicana AvenueFormer SR 593
8.1013.04Flamingo Road (SR 592)
Las VegasSpring Valley line10.116.3Sahara AvenueFormer SR 589
Las Vegas11.117.9  SR 159 (Charleston Boulevard)
12.0–
12.2
19.3–
19.6
  US 95 – Downtown Las Vegas, Tonopah, RenoInterchange; US 95 exit 79
Las VegasNorth Las Vegas line14.6–
14.9
23.5–
24.0
 
  US 95 Bus. (Rancho Drive, SR 599)
15.224.5  SR 574 (Cheyenne Avenue)
16.726.9  SR 573 (Craig Road)
19.1–
19.3
30.7–
31.1
  CC 215Interchange; future I-215; CC 215 exit 41
25.040.2Clark County Shooting ComplexRoundabout; northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Public transportEdit

RTC Transit Route 103 functions on this road.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Fryman, Jessica (September 6, 2011). "Las Vegas' Decatur Boulevard's history pulls from the Navy". Las Vegas Review Journal.
  2. ^ "Takin' It to the Street: Decatur Boulevard alive with live entertainment". Las Vegas Sun. May 20, 2004.
  3. ^ Fink, Jerry (May 5, 2008). "Staging a comeback". Las Vegas Sun.
  4. ^ "Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Locations - Las Vegas". vegas4locals.com. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  5. ^ "DECATUR-WARM SPRINGS PROJECT COMPLETED". Spring Valley View. September 21, 2010. Archived from the original on April 30, 2012.
  6. ^ Hansen, Kyle (April 17, 2011). "Sewer project to close lanes on Decatur Boulevard near Edna Avenue". Las Vegas Sun.
  7. ^ "Routes Maps & Schedules". Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. Retrieved November 30, 2011.

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