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Construction Forces Detour to Airport Connector

Construction Forces Detour to Airport Connector

 

Construction work along I-215 near the Airport Connector will force drivers to take a detour in the overnight hours Thursday.

The closure starts at 9 p.m. Thursday and is expected to end at 5 a.m. Friday. Drivers headed eastbound on 215, who are trying to get to the Airport Connector Tunnel, will be diverted off at the Las Vegas Boulevard exit. They will be detoured to George Crocket Road which runs parallel to the 215. That road connects back to the northbound Airport Connector east of Bermuda Road.

The detour is necessary because crews are removing construction barriers at the exit lane from 215 to the connector. The work will not impact drivers using westbound 215 to get to the Airport Connector Tunnel.

Governor Christens New "DMV in a Box" at UNLV

Governor Christens New "DMV in a Box" at UNLV

 

Governor Brian Sandoval helped cut the ribbon Tuesday morning on the opening of one of 18 new self-service DMV kiosks.

Sandoval celebrated the opening of a kiosk at the UNLV Student Union, which is now one of 45 statewide.

New DMV kiosk functions include accepting applications for driver’s license and identification card renewals, duplicate driver’s license, identification cards and instruction permits, and accepting payment for a registration reinstatement resulting from a lapse in insurance.

The DMV kiosks also process registration renewals and decals, and driver history records. Most of the new “DMVs in a Box” are located in area supermarkets.

Allegiant Ends Service Between Las Vegas, Lexington

Allegiant Ends Service Between Las Vegas, Lexington

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Allegiant Air is ending its short-lived service between Lexington and Las Vegas this spring, but it will continue to service flights between the Blue Grass Airport and Florida.

Airline spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler told The Lexington Herald-Leader that they were using twin-engine Boeing 757 planes for the Lexington-to-Vegas flights, but Allegiant wants those aircraft for service to Hawaii.

The company began service between Lexington and Las Vegas in November and the service will end on April 7. Customers with reservations beyond that date will be contacted by Allegiant for a full refund.

Allegiant also recently announced it will end service between Redmond/Bend, Ore. and Las Vegas in April.

The company will continue its flights from Lexington to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Meyers, Orlando and Tampa.

Construction Closes Roads Near McCarran Airport

Construction Closes Roads Near McCarran Airport

Construction crews will once again be shutting down roads to McCarran International Airport as they put up more electronic signs.

The on-ramp to the 215 Beltway and the Airport Connector tunnel from westbound Warm Springs Road will be shutdown starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday. The closure is expected to be reopened 5 a.m., the next day.

The signs being installed are similar to ones recently installed above Paradise Road near Tropicana. They will tell drivers which terminals are housing which airlines once Terminal 3 opens.  

 

Spirit Airlines Opens Crew Base in Las Vegas

Spirit Airlines Opens Crew Base in Las Vegas

 

Spirit Airlines will make a home in Las Vegas starting Tuesday and will mark it with new direct service to the Phoenix area beginning Thursday.

Spirit will open its new crew and maintenance base at McCarran International Airport on Tuesday. The new base will be home to over 200 employees, including pilots, flight attendants and mechanics.

In addition, Spirit is also starting twice-daily, non-stop service between Las Vegas and Mesa, an eastern suburb of Phoenix, on Thursday.

Panama Newest Destination for Nonstop Service

Panama Newest Destination for Nonstop Service

 

Nonstop flight service between Las Vegas and Panama will begin in late June via Cope Airlines.

On June 27,  Las Vegas will become Copa Airlines’ seventh destination in the U.S. 

The approximately six-and-a-half-hour flight will depart McCarran International Airport’s new Terminal 3 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 5:37 a.m., arriving at Copa’s Hub of the Americas in Tocumen International Airport in Panama City at 2:36 p.m. The return flight will depart Panama on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 9:54 a.m., arriving in Las Vegas at 2:30 p.m.

“Increasing our accessibility from new and emerging markets will introduce Las Vegas to millions of potential new visitors and help us achieve our goal of 30 percent international visitation over the next decade,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

 

Another round of heavy enforcement for intersection safety takes place this week in southern Nevada.

A report released this week by the Alliance for Biking and Walking rated Las Vegas 32nd out of 51 major cities for safety.

Local jurisdictions have “safety events” planned throughout the valley this week, including the following: