The map below shows where and what type of potential improvements are recommended for SR 159.
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The improvements identified on this map are conceptual in nature and subject to change through the planning, environmental, and design process.
Roundabouts are proposed at the following intersections:
Red Rock Visitor Center Entrance
Red Rock Canyon Overlook
Red Rock Scenic Loop Exit
Parking and Trailhead
Parking and Trailhead improvements are proposed at:
Middle Oak Creek Trailhead
South Oak Creek Trailhead
First Oak Creek Trailhead
A traffic signal at the Sky Vista intersection is anticipated to be constructed in conjunction with Phase 1 of the Red Rock Legacy Trail in 2023.
SR 159 would include a designated bike lane with buffer from the travel lanes in each direction. Demonstrated below.
These improvements will be a coordinated effort between BLM and NDOT.
The goal of the roundabout installation is to provide enhanced intersection
traffic control and safety by reducing vehicular speeds through roadway curvature when entering, driving through, and exiting the roundabout.
The installation of roundabouts along SR 159 will provide safer u-turn opportunities, while reduced speeds may decrease crash severity.
Pedestrian & Bicyclist Access
Pedestrian and bicyclist access through roundabouts will be evaluated caseby-case to provide efficient and safe travel through the intersection.