People come to Las Vegas from all over the world for its flashing lights, blackjack tables, vacationing and partying. Las Vegas is much more than just “the strip,” however. If your plans take you off Las Vegas Blvd., you want to be prepared to travel safely, and part of that comes from knowledge of the streets and roadways that make up the valley playing a large role in safety. Priceless Towing is here to share our knowledge of the area with you so we can assist our valued customers in having the confidence needed to navigate the streets of Las Vegas, NV.
Las Vegas Valley Cities
The Las Vegas Valley is made up of much more than Las Vegas itself. The Greater Las Vegas area consists of Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. There are also several unincorporated communities like South Summerlin, Enterprise, Paradise, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor, Whitney (East Las Vegas) and Winchester. This expansive city is spread from Lake Mead to the Hoover Dam, spreading across the Mojave Desert.
Main Highways & Freeways in Las Vegas, NV
The layout of the major freeways and highways of Las Vegas, NV can seem confusing until you have a basic understanding of how the city is laid out. You will find that the major freeways will form a large “C” that has an “X” cutting through it. Here are the major freeways you will find when you reach the valley.
• I-15: Interstate 15 comes north out of California and creates one leg of the “X” running through Vegas. It travels southwest and continues northeast into Utah.
• 215 Beltloop: This is the easiest way to get around the Las Vegas valley as it creates the “C” shape around the outside. For the most part, there are no lights on this freeway and travel is easy.
• I-515/I-95: Making up the other leg of the “X” shape in the valley, this freeway cuts up through the city from southeast to northwest. This freeway will take you through the center of the city.
• Summerlin Pkwy: Near the strip you will find that the freeways intersect and it feels much like a spaghetti bowl. Summerlin Parkway, is the main highway that connects the west part of town with I-95 and connects to that intermingled mess of freeways.
Pristine Roads of Las Vegas
While learning the lay of the land can be a challenge, the roads in Las Vegas are some of the most well kept roads in the country. Our roads are ranked in the top ten and for good reason. You won’t find the large pot holes and massive cracks you may see in other areas of the country, on Vegas roads. Our lack of shifting temperatures help us keep our roads in fantastic shape.