Nevada State Route 582 facts for kids
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SR 582 highlighted in red
|Maintained by NDOT|
|Length||15.392 mi (24.771 km)|
|South end||I‑11 / US 93 / US 95 in Henderson|
|I‑515 / US 93 / US 95 in Las Vegas–Sunrise Manor line|
|North end||SR 159 in Las Vegas|
State Route 582 (SR 582) is a major 15.392-mile-long (24.771 km) highway in the Las Vegas Valley. The highway is the former route of U.S. Route 93 (US 93) and US 95 (and, historically, US 466) before they were moved to the current freeway alignment shared with Interstate 11 (I-11) and Interstate 515 (I-515). Known primarily as Boulder Highway, the route connects Downtown Las Vegas with Henderson and (now indirectly) Boulder City to the southeast.
Boulder Highway was constructed in 1931, and carried SR 5 from 1932 to 1939. It later carried U.S. Routes 93, 95, and 466 from near Boulder City through Henderson and into downtown Las Vegas. The US 466 designation was later removed in 1971. During the late 1980s, Nevada DOT worked to extend the US 95/Oran K. Gragson Expressway southeast from downtown to Henderson. As portions of the freeway opened, the US 93 and US 95 designations were gradually relocated from Fremont Street and Boulder Highway, relegating the highway to state route status. In 1995, the freeway was completed to the Wagonwheel interchange and US 93 and US 95 had been completely removed from SR 582.
In downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street originally extended further west to terminate at Main Street (former US 91, later SR 601). By September 1994, Fremont Street west of Las Vegas Boulevard was permanently closed to vehicular traffic to construct the Fremont Street Experience, an outdoor pedestrian mall and light show attraction. This section of SR 582 ceased to be maintained by Nevada DOT around this time.
In 2007, the city of Las Vegas completed the Fremont East district, a reconstruction of Fremont Street between Las Vegas Boulevard and Eighth Street designed to "stir memories of old Las Vegas" and promote active nightlife. Completion of this project pushed the northern terminus of SR 582 to Eighth Street.
The entire route is in Clark County.
|Henderson||0.0||0.0||I‑515 / US 93 / US 95||Southern terminus|
|4.2||6.8||SR 564 (Lake Mead Parkway)|
|6.6||10.6||SR 562 (Sunset Road)|
|Whitney||9.9||15.9||SR 593 (Tropicana Avenue)|
|11.0||17.7||SR 612 (Nellis Boulevard)|
|11.2||18.0||SR 592 (Flamingo Road)|
|Las Vegas||13.2||21.2||I‑515 / US 93 / US 95|
|14.1||22.7||SR 589 (Sahara Avenue)|
|15.3||24.6||SR 159 (Charleston Boulevard)|
|16.6||26.7||Eighth Street||Northern terminus; Fremont Street continues beyond SR 582 terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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