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State Route 582
Boulder Highway
Fremont Street
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Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length: 16.688 mi (26.857 km)
Existed: c.1991 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-515 / US 93 / US 95 in Henderson
  I-515 / US 93 / US 95 in Las Vegas
North end: Eighth Street in Las Vegas
Highway system

Nevada highways

I-580 SR 589

State Route 582 (SR 582) is a major 16.688-mile (26.857 km) highway in the Las Vegas Valley. The highway is the former route of U.S. Route 93 (US 93) and US 95 before they were moved to the current freeway alignment shared with Interstate 515 (I-515). It connects Downtown Las Vegas with Henderson and (indirectly) Boulder City to the southeast. The highway is primarily known as Boulder Highway, but is named Fremont Street within the Las Vegas city limits.

History

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.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Clark County.

Location Mile Roads intersected Notes

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1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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