Sahara Avenue

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State Route 589 marker

State Route 589
Sahara Avenue
Former SR 589 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length10.023 mi [1] (16.130 km)
Existed1976–2019
Major junctions
West end SR 595 in Las VegasSpring Valley line
 
East end SR 612 in Sunrise Manor
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 582 SR 591

State Route 589 (SR 589) comprised a large portion of Sahara Avenue, a major east–west section line road in the Las Vegas Valley. The road is named after the Sahara Hotel and Casino which is located on Las Vegas Boulevard where it intersects with Sahara Avenue.

Route description

View at the west end of SR 589 looking eastbound in 2015

Sahara Avenue begins in the western valley at Red Rock Ranch Road as the continuation of Desert Foothills Drive west of the Las Vegas Beltway. SR 589 began in the western Las Vegas Valley at its intersection with Rainbow Boulevard (SR 595). From there, the route continued due east to cross Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard. SR 589 proceeded further east to cross Fremont Street/Boulder Highway (SR 582), entering the unincorporated town of Sunrise Manor, passing under I-515/US 93/US 95 and terminated at Nellis Boulevard ( SR 612). Sahara Avenue ends at the Hollywood Regional Park, just east of Hollywood Boulevard.

Through much of the Las Vegas area, Sahara Avenue comprises the southern boundary of the City of Las Vegas. At the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard, Sahara Avenue marks what is typically considered the northern boundary of the Las Vegas Strip.

History

The road was originally called San Francisco Avenue and served as the southern city limit for Las Vegas.

In the 1960s, city planners envisioned construction of an expressway along Sahara to Rainbow Boulevard.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) removed SR 589 from its maintenance logs by the beginning of 2019, [2] and has begun the process of turning ownership of the roadway over to the City of Las Vegas and Clark County. [3]

Major intersections

Junctions listed are for SR 589 only. The entire route was in Clark County.

Location mi kmDestinationsNotes
Las VegasSpring Valley lineRainbow Boulevard ( SR 595)Former western terminus of SR 589; Sahara Avenue continued west
Jones Boulevard ( SR 596)
Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas I‑15 – Los Angeles, Salt Lake CityInterchange; I-15 exit 40
Las VegasWinchester line Las Vegas BoulevardFormer SR 604/ US 91/ US 466
Las VegasSunrise Manor lineBoulder Highway ( SR 582)
Sunrise ManorNellis Boulevard ( SR 612)Former eastern terminus of SR 589; Sahara Avenue continued east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Attractions

Public transport

Current RTC Route Sahara Avenue Express (SX) operated on this road.

See also

Route map:

KML is not from Wikidata

References

  1. ^ Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2017). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2019). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Ackers, Mick (June 10, 2019). "City, county, state to swap various Las Vegas Valley roadways". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 14, 2019.