U.S. Route 395 in Nevada
U.S. Route 395 (US 395) is an 85-mile-long (137 km) United States Numbered Highway near Lake Tahoe in the state of Nevada. It traverses the state after entering from California at Topaz Lake and crosses back into California near Hallelujah Junction. US 395 serves the cities of Gardnerville, Minden, Carson City and Reno. All of US 395 north of Carson City is a freeway and is built up to Interstate Highway standards. Part of the freeway section is also designated as Interstate 580 (I-580).
|Auxiliary route of US 95|
|Maintained by NDOT|
|Length||85.627 mi (137.803 km)|
|South end||US 395 at California state line at Topaz Lake|
|North end||US 395 at California state line near Hallelujah Junction|
|Counties||Douglas, City of Carson City, Washoe|
US 395 is an important regional highway, serving the communities of Western Nevada, connecting them to other major communities via California, and it is the only major north–south arterial for the geographically isolated region.
US 395 enters Nevada at Topaz Lake as a two-lane highway and gradually winds its way to Carson Valley where it becomes the principal thoroughfare for the Gardnerville–Minden area. Upon entering the Carson Valley, US 395 becomes a four-lane highway through Gardnerville and Minden. Upon leaving Minden, the highway becomes a four-lane divided highway and turns due north towards Carson City.
At the south end of Carson City, the route intersects the southern terminus of I-580 and US 50. The three routes then continue on a freeway bypass around the east side of Carson City. US 50 departs from the freeway at East William Street, while I-580 and US 395 continue north through Carson City.
Upon exiting Carson City, the freeway continues north through Washoe Valley and crosses through the mountains west of Washoe City and Pleasant Valley before entering Reno. Upon entering Reno, the route is designated as the Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway. The freeway heads north to the I-80 interchange near Downtown Reno and I-580 ends here. Shortly afterward, US 395 turns northwest to serve the northern valleys of the Reno area before returning to California at Bordertown.
Per Nevada Historical Marker number 124, located along the route near Minden, this portion of US 395 was originally built as a toll road called Boyd's Toll Road. The original state route designations for modern US 395 was SR 9 north of Reno, SR 3 Reno to Holbrook (at the modern junction of US 395 and SR 208) and SR 19 from there to the state line at Topaz Lake. The US 395 designation was added to the route by 1937. From the inception of the Interstate Highway system there were plans to upgrade the portion from Carson City to Reno to Interstate Highway standards, and while portions were improved, rerouted and rebuilt to a new freeway alignment starting in the 1960s, the road was not officially signed as Interstate 580 until 2012.
This section contains a table that is missing mileposts for one or more junctions.
Note: Mileposts in Nevada reset at county lines. The start and end mileposts for each county are given in the county column. Exits numbered according to statewide mileage.
|Topaz Lake||0.000||0.000||—||US 395 south – Bishop||Continuation into California|
|Holbrook Junction||—||SR 208 east – Yerington|
|Gardnerville||—||SR 756 west|
|Minden||—||SR 88 south – Woodfords, Lake Tahoe|
|||—||SR 757 west / Muller Lane|
|||—||SR 206 south – Genoa|
|||—||SR 759 east (Airport Road) – Minden–Tahoe Airport|
|City of Carson City|
US 50 west / US 395 Bus. north (S. Carson Street) – South Lake Tahoe
|Southern end of I-580/US 50 concurrency|
|Southern end of freeway|
|US 395 overlaps with I-580 and US 50 (exits 3 to 5)|
|City of Carson City to Washoe||City of Carson City to Reno||US 395 overlaps with I-580 (exits 5 to 36)|
|Reno||68||I‑80 – Elko, Sacramento||Northern end of I-580 concurrency; signed as I-580 exits 36A (east) and 36B (west) northbound; I-80 exit 15|
|69||Oddie Boulevard||Former SR 663|
|70||N. McCarran Boulevard (SR 659), Clear Acre Lane (SR 443) – Sun Valley||Signed as exits 70A (McCarran Boulevard) and 70B (Clear Acre Lane) northbound; N. McCarran Boulevard was former SR 650/SR 651|
|71||Dandini Boulevard, Parr Boulevard||Serves Truckee Meadows Community College and Desert Research Institute|
US 395 Bus. south (SR 430 south to N. Virginia Street) – Reno
|Northbound exit signed as "Panther Valley"|
|73||Golden Valley Road|
|76||Stead Boulevard (SR 673 south)||Serves Reno Stead Airport|
|78||Red Rock (Red Rock Road)|
|80||Cold Springs Valley (White Lakes Parkway)|
|83||Bordertown (Village Parkway)|
|85.627||137.803||—||US 395 north – Susanville||Continuation into California|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- U.S. Route 395 Alternate, an alternate route between Carson City and Reno
- U.S. Route 395 Business, a business route in Carson City
- U.S. Route 395 Business, a little-signed business route in Reno
- Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2018). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
- Nevada State Highway Department (1937). Official Road Map of the State of Nevada (Map). Scale not given. Carson City: Nevada State Highway Department.
- Nevada Department of Transportation. "History & Overview". I-580 Extension Project website. Nevada Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on May 27, 2008. Retrieved September 11, 2008.
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