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Old 11-04-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Hoover Dam Bypass

Anyone travel AZ93 from Kingman to the new Hoover Dam bypass lately? Just wondering if its a steep climb, traffic backups etc. Has the bypass alleviated traffic backups? Be in that area around May.
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Yeah, be careful. The new road is so good and so easy to drive, you'll be across the dam before you even know you're there. No backups, no stops and easy grades.
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Just to clarify the bridge completely bypasses the dam, and you cannot get to the dam from the AZ side like we used to. We crossed the new bridge in September and you really can't see the dam from the vehicle lanes of the highway. There are no steep climbs & no traffic back ups on 93. There may be a wind advisory and signs instructing high profile vehicles to use the center lane. You can still drive down and across the dam from the Nevada side. You can park and walk up to to and across the bridge and the view is quite impressive.
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Have driven over it 3 times in the last 4 months. There are no bad climbs
around there, just the usual hills in that area.
There has been no traffic back-ups, 4 lanes, sailed through and never even
slowed down. Probably because there are exits to go see the dam, and the
bridge you go over at the dam has high sides and you can't even see the
dam from the by-pass roadway. Maybe it was built that way so people
don't slow down to gawk and slow the traffic, I don't know.
I remember before the by-pass it was a nightmare with back-ups for miles
and it took forever to get across, those days are over.....
That has been my experience.

Looks like my post is a repeat of the others, they type faster than me...

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I appreciate the responses. Not really interested in seeing the dam, just want to get to Pahrump quicker than going around thru California. We will surely use that route this spring.
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Pahrump in May? Hot, and dusty in the warm months.
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Took it end of September, was amazed at how good the drive was, road was practically empty
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