Nevada Week

Nevada Week | Traffic

Tuesday, July 24, 7:30 p.m.

You don’t have to drive far in the Las Vegas Valley before you’re stopped, slowed down or detoured because of road construction or “cone zones.” Local drivers are often irritated and confused by the lack of workers in those areas. It may feel like the zones were put up to simply slow you down, not fix your road. Commuters can dodge these problems by staying up-to-date on construction projects like Project Neon, but how?

Nevada Week explores a range of traffic issues with an expert panel: Sue Christiansen, Media & Marketing Manager for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada explains the strategy behind when road construction work is performed and how lane closures are determined; Tony Illia, Public Information Officer for the Nevada Department of Transportation provides an update on Project Neon and other ongoing freeway projects; Kevin Malone, Public Information Officer for the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will explain the ignition interlock law that goes into effect in Nevada Oct. 1 and the impact on road safety; and Ken Smith, FOX5 Traffic Reporter, shares what he hears from local drivers as they navigate our sometimes congested, cone-infested highways and byways.

Check Schedules
Watch on Vegas PBS Channel 10
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Episode Guests

  • Sue Christiansen, Media & Marketing Manager, RTC
  • Tony Illia, Public Information Officer, Nevada DOT
  • Kevin Malone, Public Information Officer, DMVNV
  • Ken Smith, Traffic Reporter, FOX5


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