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Topic: Hwy 93 from Kingman AZ to Las Vegas

Posted By: jagocampers on 11/25/09 03:40pm

I am working on the logistics of a cross country trip. I am wondering about Hwy 93 out of Kingman AZ into Las Vegas NV. My Motor Carriers Atlas doesn't list this as a truck route, but I see no other way. Any and all feedback is appreciated. Thank you.


Posted By: cruiserjs on 11/25/09 03:48pm

It is a good road but your RV will be stopped briefly for a check before you cross Hoover Dam. Alt. route? Just out of king,an take the left turn to Laughlin and continue on to US 95, then north to LV.


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Posted By: pigman1 on 11/25/09 03:53pm

Last spring they were starting on construction on 93 east of the dam. We had intermittent closings as they worked to widen and improve the road so as to give better access when the bridge over the dam is opened. Until the bridge is opened there WILL be a complete vehicle inspection by TSA before you can drive the rig across the dam. Some are extensive, and some easy, but you will be required to at least open all compartments. The route itself is great and an easy drive except for the above.

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Posted By: Dr Quick on 11/25/09 03:54pm

Drove the road this September from Las Vegas to Hoover dam to Kingman. Good road, no problems at all, lots of open space to see in Arizona and only a few places along the way for fuel in Arizona. You will have to stop for inspection at Dam. On the Nevada side lots of congestion and traffic. Also road on Arizona side is being rebuilt near dam, might be some minor delays.

Provably not listed as a truck route because of having to cross Hoover Dam.


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Posted By: Dick_B on 11/25/09 04:15pm

A good resource for such travel is Mountain Directory West, www.mountaindirectory.com and other sources.


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Posted By: bojumill on 11/26/09 01:14pm

Golden_HVAC wrote:

Hi,

The reason it is not listed as a truck route is the trucks are not allowed to cross Hover Dam. Thus no through trucks possible.

RV's can cross the dam, with the inspections listed above.

When on the dam, look to the west, there is a new 2,000 foot long concrete arch dam going up. You must take a picture and post it here, for us to look at! Really. You will get three demerits for not posting and two brownie points for posting a good picture.

Thanks in advance for the picture!

The new bridge will take off about 2 miles from the route, it will be 4 lanes, avoid the switchbacks and slow crossing of the dam.

In three years, the bridge will be the primary route across the Colorado River, and one of the longest Concrete arch bridges. We are being told tourists will still be able to cross the dam on foot and by cars, but no more trucks or RV's will be allowed on the dam.

AFTER The Bridge is open CARS will not be able to cross the dam, the dam will be open to foot traffic Only
Bob & Judy

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Posted By: bojumill on 11/26/09 01:18pm

Lauren wrote:

Hwy 93 over the dam can be a short stop or a long stop. You never really know. And there are some tight switchbacks on the LV side with rock outcroppings.

For that reason we changed years ago and go over thru Laughlin to Hwy 95 when going up and back.


that is also why we take the Laughlin/Bullhead City route
the last time we went over the Dam it took us about 2 Hours to get from Boulder City Nv. to the Dam
Bob & Judy


Posted By: Lauren on 11/26/09 06:48am

Hwy 93 over the dam can be a short stop or a long stop. You never really know. And there are some tight switchbacks on the LV side with rock outcroppings.

For that reason we changed years ago and go over thru Laughlin to Hwy 95 when going up and back.


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Posted By: Golden_HVAC on 11/26/09 02:31am

Hi,

The reason it is not listed as a truck route is the trucks are not allowed to cross Hover Dam. Thus no through trucks possible.

RV's can cross the dam, with the inspections listed above.

When on the dam, look to the west, there is a new 2,000 foot long concrete arch dam going up. You must take a picture and post it here, for us to look at! Really. You will get three demerits for not posting and two brownie points for posting a good picture.

Thanks in advance for the picture!

The new bridge will take off about 2 miles from the route, it will be 4 lanes, avoid the switchbacks and slow crossing of the dam.

In three years, the bridge will be the primary route across the Colorado River, and one of the longest Concrete arch bridges. We are being told tourists will still be able to cross the dam on foot and by cars, but no more trucks or RV's will be allowed on the dam.

Fred.


Posted By: NevadaJim on 11/25/09 08:42pm

As above havs said we went that way in early Nov. with no problems. Have fun


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Posted By: Economical Handyman on 11/25/09 05:11pm

JUrban wrote:

Last spring they were starting on construction on 93 east of the dam. We had intermittent closings as they worked to widen and improve the road so as to give better access when the bridge over the dam is opened. Until the bridge is opened there WILL be a complete vehicle inspection by TSA before you can drive the rig across the dam. Some are extensive, and some easy, but you will be required to at least open all compartments. The route itself is great and an easy drive except for the above.

John


First part of Oct. when we were going to go that route they had it closed completely.


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Posted By: goforjoe on 11/25/09 05:46pm

I ran it in July of this year no major issues!


Posted By: Drbolasky on 11/25/09 06:06pm

We went through also in July - no issues.


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