Readers vent about I-15 toll idea

Arizona’s recent proposal to place toll booths on about 30 miles through the northwest corner of the state has garnered plenty of attention and mostly criticism from readers. We have a couple of follow-up questions from readers we will address right now.

William has this: Having seen a few stories about Arizona authorities wanting to make I-15 through the northwest corner of the state a toll road I have been “thinking outside the box.” I understand that Arizona has no income generating activities in this area. I would propose that Arizona cede this territory to Nevada, Utah, or a combination of the two. Of course the gaining state or states would have to accept maintenance responsibility for the highway but that might be offset by some commercial activity in the area. Is there any chance of this being considered?

Others shared the same question, so we took it to the Nevada Department of Transportation to see whether it is being considered. The short answer is, no, for the reasons that William stated. No state has the money and therefore the willingness to take over and maintain that portion of Interstate 15.

According to NDOT spokeswoman Michelle Booth, the agency is working closely with the Utah and Arizona departments of transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to come up with solutions other than tolling the interstate.

“Right now we are just looking at other options besides tolling that portion of the I-15 or having Arizona cede that portion of their property to us,” Booth said. “There are still no specific details as to what other options exist, funding is the main issue right now, as it has been for a while .”

We’ll keep you posted.

Jim wants his opinion heard: Is there an address or number we can call to lodge our opposition to Arizona’s plan to make Interstate 15 a toll road?

Arizona officials and the Federal Highway Administration initially said it was too early in the process to accept public comment . If the state decides to charge for using Interstate 15, it would not go into effect for several years. We were able to dig up this website, however, which allows concerned citizens to air their opinions:

A concerned reader asks: Why doesn’t the city of Henderson install a pedestrian crossing signal at Anthem Parkway and Hayden Creek Terrace? Other thoroughfares have signals. Anthem Parkway curves at Hayden Creek and it is very difficult to cross safely. Henderson police who responded to an accident recently agreed there should be a signal at this intersection. Are there any plans?

Henderson city spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said the public works division studied that intersection in 2009 and determined that traffic volumes did not warrant a signal. Because this was brought to the city’s attention, the division will review accident statistics to determine whether there has been a spike and reconsider the possibility of installing a signal.

Irene is tired of the traffic: Can you give me some information about what is going on at the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Boulder Highway and below? There are terrible traffic jams, particularly in the evenings. The work appears to start and then stop for long periods of time. Additionally, Glen Avenue is blocked off and there is no work going on there. Any information that you can provide would be helpful. If I understood better what is going on, I think that I and others would be less frustrated.

This is for you, Irene, and Frank, who expressed similar concerns about this intersection. Clark County is making improvements to the storm drain below Boulder Highway from Sahara Avenue to the Flamingo Wash and on Sahara between Boulder Highway and Glen Avenue. The $9 million project that began in March includes installing concrete box storm drains, culverts, pavement, markings and signage. The county expects to have the project finished before spring.

Steve would like a morning ride: Why don’t the Regional Transportation Commission’s Strip and Downtown express routes run during the morning rush? Isn’t the whole idea to lure people out of their cars?

In an effort to become more efficient with its transit hours, the Regional Transportation Commission opted last year to do away with the early morning routes on the Downtown and Strip express lines. The ridership was about one-third of what it is later in the day when peak hours span from 9:30 a.m. until just after midnight.

The Deuce still services the Strip in the early morning hours and runs more frequently to compensate for the reduced early morning routes on the express lines. The Deuce travels from downtown to the South Strip Transfer Terminal, and that ride is faster in the early hours because there is less traffic on the resort corridor. Because the Deuce has more frequent stops, it serves more riders needing to access properties on the Strip.

The Centennial Hills and Westcliff Airport express lines still run in the early morning hours. The Centennial Hills line goes from downtown to Spring Mountain Road and the Strip, then off to Howard Hughes Parkway and UNLV. The Westcliff line stops downtown and then on Tropicana Avenue on the Strip before heading to McCarran International Airport.

Contact reporter Adrienne Packer at or 702-387-2904.

Ron Jeremy and Heidi Fleiss React to Dennis Hof's Death
Ron Jeremy and Heidi Fleiss speak about their friend and prominent brothel owner Dennis Hof's death at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof has died
Nevada brothel owner and Republican candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 36, Dennis Hof has died. He was 72. Nye County Sherriff's office confirmed. Hof owned Love Ranch brothel, located in Crystal, Nevada.
Las Vegas police investigate suspicious package at shopping center
Las Vegas police evacuated a southeast valley shopping center at Flamingo and Sandhill roads early Tuesday morning while they investigated reports of a suspicious package. (Max Michor/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Las Vegas Metro hosts the K-9 Trials
The Las Vegas Metro K-9 Trials returns to the Orleans Arena to benefit the Friends For Las Vegas Police K-9 group.
Kingman residents love their little town
Residents of Kingman, Ariz. talk about how they ended up living in the Route 66 town, and what they love about their quiet community. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Service at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Twelve unclaimed veterans are honored at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City in Oct. 9, 2018. (Briana Erickson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas house prices reach highest level in 11 years
Las Vegas house prices are rising But so is the amount of available homes on the market Still, properties priced below $300,000 are selling fast And September was the first time since June 2007 that the median house price reached the $300,000 mark Las Vegas home prices have been rising at one of the fastest rates in the country over the past year Recent data show the market is now less affordable than the national average
National Night Out
About 100 Summerlin residents gathered at Park Centre Dr. in Summerlin on Tuesday for National Night Out. Lt. Joshua Bitsko with Las Vegas Metro, played with 3-year-old David who was dressed as a police officer. Face painting, fire truck tours and more kept kids busy as parents roamed behind them. (Mia Sims/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Rural homeless issue comes to a head in Pahrump
On Sept. 12, Pahrump sheriff deputies told residents of a homeless encampment on private property that they had 15 minutes to vacate and grab their belongings. That decision might face some legal consequences. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Remembrance blood drive on October 1
A blood drive was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on the one year anniversary of the Oct. 1 shooting. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Remembrance Lights memorial unveiled at St. Rose hospital
A dedication ceremony was held at St. Rose to unveil a memorial and to read the names of those who died on October 1, a year ago. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
1October Blood Drive Remembrance Wall
(Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
1October Blood Drive
Vitalent hosts a blood drive at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, the first anniversary of the Las Vegas shootings. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
1October sunrise remembrance ceremony in Las Vegas
Myanda Smith, sister of Las Vegas shooting victim Neysa Tonks, speaks at the sunrise remembrance ceremony at the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (Chitose Suzuki/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
‪Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks to crowd at Oct. 1 sunrise remembrance ceremony ‬
‪Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks to the crowd at the Oct. 1 sunrise remembrance ceremony ‬at the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Father of Route 91 Harvest festival shooting victim talks about college scholarship in his daughter's memory
Chris Davis, father of a Route 91 Harvest festival shooting victim, Neysa Tonks, talks about a college scholarship in his daughter's memory to assist the children of those who died in the shooting. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Oct. 1 survivor Malinda Baldridge talks about life after the shooting
Malinda Baldridge of Reno attended the Route 91 Harvest festival with her daughter, Breanna, 17, and was shot twice in the leg when the gunman fired on the crowd.
Route 91 survivor talks about lack of progress in gun legislation
Heather Gooze, a Route 91 survivor, talks about lack of progress in gun legislation since the Oct 1. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas/Review-Journal) @reviewjournal
Review held in death of man after encounter with Las Vegas police
The mother of Tashii Brown, who died after an encounter with Las Vegas police on the Strip, not satisfied after public review of evidence. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Clark County Museum opening "How We Mourned: Selected Artifacts from the October 1 Memorials"
The Clark County Museum is opening an exhibit "How We Mourned: Selected Artifacts from the October 1 Memorials" of items left to honor the victims killed in the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Memorial service for former RJ lawyer Mark Hinueber
Mark Hinueber, the Review-Journal's former lawyer and defender of the First Amendment, died in Las Vegas on Aug. 23. Hinueber, who was 66, worked at the RJ and other newspapers for 42 years. On Saturday, his friends and family gathered for a memorial service.
Army veteran honored in Henderson event
Army Sgt. Adam Poppenhouse was honored by fellow veterans in an event hosted by a One Hero at a Time at the Henderson Events Center.
Michelle Obama and Keegan-Michael Key urge Nevadans to vote
Former first lady Michelle Obama and comedian Keegan-Michael Key urged Nevadans to vote at Chaparral High School in Las Vegas Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Nevada Task Force One Cheers Golden Knights
Nevada Task Force One Cheers Golden Knights
1 dead, 1 wounded in North Las Vegas standoff
A woman was hospitalized with serious injuries on Thursday morning after being shot inside a North Las Vegas house. Police responded about 11 p.m. to a shooting at a home on the 5600 block of Tropic Breeze Street, near Ann Road and Bruce Street. The wounded woman, police believe, was shot by a man, who later barricaded himself inside the house. SWAT was called to assist, and when officers entered the house, they discovered the man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Las Vegas Teen Makes Clothing Resale His Side Hustle
Las Vegas resident Reanu Elises, 18, started buying and selling streetwear online when he was a high school junior. Like many other young adults, the world of online resale applications like Depop and Mercari have made selling clothing online for a profit easy. Now, Elises spends his free time at thrift shops looking for rare and vintage clothing he can list on his on his shop. Now in his freshman year at UNLV as a business marketing major, Elises hopes to open a shop of his own one day and start his own clothing brand. He estimates that he's made about $1000 from just thrifted finds in the past year, which he'll use to buy more thrift clothing and help pay for expenses in college. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal) @MadelynGReese
Fruition Vineyards Encourages Young Entrepreneurs to "Buy, Flip, Dream"
Once a month, young adults gather at Fruition Vineyards on South Maryland Parkway near UNLV to dig through a stack of rare, vintage and designer clothing that's marked down well below it's resale value. Shop founder Valerie Julian began the vent, dubbed "Fruition Vineyards" in August after running her streetwear shop since 2005. The event gives young entrepreneurs the opportunity to "buy, flip, dream" according to Jean. Meaning that they're encouraged to buy the clothing for sale and find a way to resell it for a profit, then reinvest that into whatever dream they pursue: college, a hobby or their own resale business. Shoppers lined up starting an hour before noon on the last Saturday in April for the opportunity and spoke about what they hoped to do with their finds and profits. (Madelyn Reese/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @MadelynGReese
Local man goes under cover searching for answers to homelessness
Licensed mental health therapist Sheldon Jacobs spent 48 hours under cover posing as a homeless man in an attempt to gain perspective on the complex issue.
Social Work UNLV Lecturer's Calling
Ivet Aldaba-Valera was the first person in her family to graduate from both high school and college. The 33-year-old UNLV lecturer is now pursuing her Ph. D in public policy at the school and has used her degree in social work to engage with the young Latino and Latina community of Las Vegas. (Madelyn Reese/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @MadelynGReese
Gold Point townsperson talks about why he choose to live in a ghost town
Gold Point townsperson Walt Kremin talks about the ghost town in Nevada he calls home. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
News Headlines
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
You May Like

You May Like