Nevada Changes Times on HOV Lanes

Oct. 11, 2022
NDOT is seeing how beneficial the new schedule is

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced on Monday that beginning on October 24, the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes will operate from 5 A.M. until 10 P.M daily.

From 10 P.M. to 5 A.M., single occupant vehicles will be able to use the HOV lanes daily.

NDOT's rationale behind this is based on a HOV study which found the traffic volume on Interstate 15 increases rapidly around 5 A.M. every day and stay "consistently high" before dissipating between 8 P.M. and 10 P.M.

NDOT plans to evaluate the change for the next 18 months to determine if the lanes should stay on the new schedule or revert back to the old schedule.

“The pilot hours of operation are one way NDOT has worked hard to listen to the public and find ways to improve the HOV lanes in Southern Nevada,” said NDOT Director Kristina Swallow, “These modified hours are based on data collected from cutting-edge traffic system technology, and we look forward to evaluating the effectiveness of this pilot over the next 18 months.”

NDOT in coordination with the Freeway & Arterial System of Transportation (FAST) and other partners installed new data sensors along I-15 and U.S. 95 in the summer of 2022. The sensors, which count vehicles and detect the number of occupants, are being used as part of a multi-year study of HOV lanes in southern Nevada.


Source: NDOT