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Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Snares Dozens

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Snares Dozens

The Henderson Police Department’s Traffic Unit officers issued 63 tickets to drivers for failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks during the recent effort targeting pedestrian safety.

Henderson Traffic officers were joined by officers from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Mesquite Police, Boulder City Police and Nevada Highway Patrol for speed enforcement and handed out 219 speeding tickets during the speeding enforcement part of the effort from April 8 through May 9. The officers also issued 28 citations for no insurance and 15 citations for seat belt violations.

The enforcement effort on pedestrian safety was extremely important as there have been nine pedestrian fatalities statewide so far this year and 434 pedestrian fatalities statewide from 2000 to 2007.

Henderson Police Targeting Pedestrian Safety

Henderson Police Targeting Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian safety will receive top priority beginning next week in Henderson.

The Henderson Police Department's Traffic Unit officers will be out looking for pedestrians not crossing streets safely or legally and motorists not paying attention to pedestrians in crosswalks. 

Henderson Police will be joined by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Mesquite Police, Boulder City Police and Nevada Highway Patrol for this enforcement effort, which will be from April 18 until May 9. Officers will target intersections with clearly marked crosswalks. Officers in plain clothes will cross in the crosswalk looking for motorists not yielding to pedestrians.

New Web App Hopes to Ease Commute in Henderson

New Web App Hopes to Ease Commute in Henderson

Henderson residents can now easily find information on road construction and work zones located near their home through a new web application launched by the city of Henderson that provides detailed project information within a one, two, or five-mile radius of a specific address or intersection.

Users of this new mapping feature will find detailed information on work zones and road construction projects including a short description of the project and an estimated completion timeline. Located on the Geographic Information Services page of the city’s website, a link under Interactive Maps will lead you to the new roadwork application. Simply click on Search to enter a specific address or intersection and select the radius.

The city of Henderson unveiled this application in conjunction with the 2011 National Work Zone Awareness Week. Held in April each year, National Work Zone Awareness Week brings attention to motorist and worker safety in highway work zones.

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

Delays Expected from I-15 Design-Build South Project

Delays Expected from I-15 Design-Build South Project

Continuing work on the I-15 Design-Build South project will produce delays this week for drivers at and near the I-15/I-215 interchange.

  • There will be lane restrictions with heavy delays expected at Las Vegas Boulevard and Sunset Road tonight between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for milling and paving.
  • The ramp from northbound I-15 to westbound I-215 will be closed on Sunday April 3 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The ramp from northbound I-15 to eastbound I-215 will be closed on Sunday April 3 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The access ramp from Dean Martin Road to Sunset Road will be closed on Sunday April 3 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The access ramp from Sunset Road to Ensworth Avenue will be closed on Sunday April 3 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The access ramp from eastbound Sunset to Dean Martin will be closed on Monday April 4 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The on-ramp from Russell Road to northbound I-15 will be closed on Monday April 4 from 9 p.m.

Road Construction on I-15 Monday and Tuesday

Road Construction on I-15 Monday and Tuesday

Heads up to anyone using the I-15/I-215 interchange - on Monday and Tuesday, there will be some construction on the ramps of I-15 during the evening. Four ramps will be affected, as follows:

  • The ramp from Las Vegas Boulevard to northbound I-15 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29.
  • The ramp from northbound I-15 to westbound I-215 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29.
  • The ramp from eastbound I-15 to Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29.
  • The ramp from southbound I-15 to Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29.

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

The National Park Service is waiving lake use fees Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave – a savings of $16 per vessel – for boaters who show proof of completing an approved boating course.

"Statistics show that the majority of boaters who are involved in accidents report that they haven't completed a formal boating education course," Superintendent Bill Dickinson said.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics showed that in 2009, 78 percent of boating accidents and 86 percent of boat fatalities involved operators with no formal boating education.

"We're announcing this early so boaters who haven't taken a course will have a chance to do so before the holiday weekend," Dickinson said.