Rainbow Boulevard (Las Vegas)

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State Route 595 marker

State Route 595
Rainbow Boulevard
SR 595 in blue, remainder of Rainbow Boulevard in red
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length5.495 mi [1] (8.843 km)
Major junctions
South end Tropicana Avenue in Spring Valley
North end US 95 in Las Vegas
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 594 SR 596

State Route 595 (SR 595) comprises a portion of Rainbow Boulevard, a north–south section line arterial in the Las Vegas Valley.

Route description

View north from the south end of SR 595 in 2015

SR 595 begins at Tropicana Avenue and proceeds north along Rainbow Boulevard for 5.495 miles (8.843 km) to U.S. Route 95 (at the interchange locally known as the "Rainbow Curve"). The state-maintained portion of Rainbow Boulevard is a designated portion of the National Highway System. [1]

Rainbow Boulevard description

Rainbow Boulevard begins south of Blue Diamond Road ( SR 160) in Clark County and continues north to Horse Drive in northern Las Vegas. [2] Prior to the completion of Durango Drive north of Blue Diamond Road, Rainbow Boulevard was one of only two roads west of I-15 that connected Blue Diamond Road with the developed areas to the north. The other road was Dean Martin Drive (formerly Industrial Road). Decatur Boulevard and Fort Apache Road would soon join them in this distinction. [3]

History

Rainbow Boulevard was originally known as Lorenzi Boulevard north of Westcliff Drive. The road got its current name sometime after US 95 (Oran K. Gragson Freeway) was built within the area (a separate Lorenzi Street exists just east of it, from Westcliff to Charleston).

In January 2003, the southern terminus of SR 595 was at State Route 160 (Blue Diamond Road), giving the highway a total distance of 10.846 miles (17.455 km). By January 2006, the highway had been truncated to its current terminus at Tropicana Avenue.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Clark County.

Location mi kmDestinationsNotes
Spring Valley0.000.00Rainbow Boulevard continues south
Tropicana AvenueSouthern terminus of SR 595; former SR 593 east
Flamingo Road (SR 592 east)
Las VegasSpring Valley line Sahara AvenueFormer SR 589 east
Las VegasCharleston Boulevard ( SR 159)
5.58.9 US 95Interchange; northern terminus of SR 595; US 95 north exit 81B, south exit 81; ramps from US 95 south include direct entrances from Summerlin Parkway ( SR 613)
Rainbow Boulevard continues north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Public transport

RTC Transit Routes 101: Rainbow and 219: Craig (continuations of each other north and west respectively) function on this road.

See also

Route map:

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References

  1. ^ a b Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2017). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  2. ^ AAA map Las Vegas Map 2006
  3. ^ AAA map Las Vegas Map 1996