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Speeders Take Over Access Road

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(LAS VEGAS, NV) – Some people are leaders. Some are followers. When it comes to commuters on the Russell access road from Interstate 15 to westbound 215, it’s a free for all.

KXNT took a ride with the Nevada Highway Patrol and saw very few motorists obeying the posted speed limit(s).  We counted about 150 cars in less than ten minutes and about 20 percent were traveling twice the speed limit of 30 mph in the construction zone.

Trooper Jeremie Elliott told KXNT that because the access road feels like the freeway (Interstate 15), it’s understandable that speeders are present. The speed limits are posted by construction crews and NDOT and NHP is strictly there to enforce them. The average speed was between 55 and 65 for most of the time we were on the access road.

The NHP wants to remind motorists that speeding in the construction zone on the access road will cost you double the normal amount.

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