Maryland Parkway

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Maryland Parkway is a vital corridor for the Las Vegas Valley that connects McCarran International Airport, downtown Las Vegas and many high-activity centers, such as the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Boulevard Mall, Sunrise Hospital, as well as numerous commercial and residential areas. Carrying nearly 9,000 transit riders and 33,000 cars per day, investments in transportation infrastructure along this major corridor will improve the community’s mobility by enhancing vehicle, transit, pedestrian and bicycle access to the area. Also identified as an opportunity site for reinvestment in the Southern Nevada Strong Regional Plan, Maryland Parkway is a key regional corridor for employment, transit connectivity, and potential revitalization.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) recognizes that Maryland Parkway could greatly benefit from a substantial investment in transportation infrastructure and is conducting the environmental assessment of proposed mobility improvements along the corridor. A primary element would be an 8.7-mile high-capacity transit system to seamlessly link various activity centers along Maryland Parkway between McCarran International Airport and downtown Las Vegas, with an extension to the Las Vegas Medical District and future UNLV School of Medicine. Ultimately, such infrastructure could attract and facilitate redevelopment in the area.

Project Elements

  • Premium transit service with enhanced stations, dedicated lanes, increased frequency, and reduced travel times.
  • Complete Streets design to enable safe and convenient travel for all users, whether they are motorists, transit riders, bicyclists or pedestrians.
  • Signalized pedestrian crossings and wider sidewalks to enhance pedestrian safety.
  • Additional turn lanes at intersections to improve traffic flow.
  • Corridor enhancements, including landscaping, public art, urban design elements and other aesthetic treatments that create an attractive environment and instill a sense of place.

Project Benefits

  • Improve mobility between downtown Las Vegas, UNLV and other key activity centers with a seamless transit link between the main UNLV campus, Sunrise Hospital, the Las Vegas Medical District and future UNLV School of Medicine.
  • Enhance transit service to reduce travel time, improve reliability, and make public transportation more attractive and viable as a transportation choice.
  • Make transportation infrastructure investments that enable and support redevelopment of the corridor.
  • Integrate transportation choices that maximize the capacity to move people and provide safe and convenient access for all users.

 

ABOUT THE CORRIDOR

Overview

  • The Maryland Parkway Corridor provides access to many of the valley’s significant activity centers: Downtown Las Vegas, Sunrise Hospital, Boulevard Mall, UNLV, and McCarran Airport. Together, these centers provide 35,000 jobs for valley residents.
  • Most of Maryland Parkway between Charleston Boulevard and Russell Road has six traffic lanes.
  • Vehicle volumes on Maryland Parkway range from 17,000 per day near Russell Road to 36,000 per day just north of Flamingo Road.
RTC System Map and Route 109

ABOUT THE STUDY

GET INVOLVED!

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is seeking input from the community on which transit technology – bus rapid transit or urban light rail – would best serve future travel needs along Maryland Parkway. Currently conducting the environmental assessment of proposed transportation improvements along the corridor, the RTC will be holding public meetings later this year. Check back for more details.

Missed the last public meetings but want to see what was discussed?

Maryland Pkwy Public Meetings 3.15-3.16.16 Displays

Contact us!

  • Email: bertakim@rtcsnv.com
  • Telephone: 702-676-1749
  • Fax: 702-676-1598
  • Mail: RTC, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite 350, Las Vegas, NV 89106, Attention: Maryland Parkway Environmental Assessment.