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NDOT enacts Strip restrictions, closures for New Year’s Eve

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Updated: 12/26/2012 10:28 am
LAS VEGAS – Upward of 300,000 people are expected to celebrate New Year’s in Las Vegas, with many of them bringing it in on the Las Vegas Strip. To help make the event safe, the Nevada Department of Transportation is joining other local partners to restrict vehicle access on Las Vegas Boulevard from Sahara to Tropicana Avenues. Below is the data for traffic control on New Year’s Eve on Monday, with closures from Interstate 15 to the Strip.

I-15 off-ramps will be closed at 4 p.m. Monday at the following eastbound exits:

• Spring Mountain Road
• Flamingo Road
• Tropicana Avenue

Ramp restrictions will be lifted between 2 and 3 a.m. Tuesday, or at the discretion of the Joint Operations Center in the Freeway Arterial System of Transportation. Escalators at Tropicana and the Strip will be shut down from 2 p.m. Monday to 2 a.m. Tuesday. Visitors are encouraged to use the stairs or the elevators. Before midnight, all stairs and escalators will be barricaded and elevators will be stopped as bridge access will be restricted to pedestrians.

Additionally, vehicle access will be restricted at:

• Las Vegas Boulevard northbound at Mandalay Bay.
• Las Vegas Boulevard southbound at Sahara.
• Tropicana Avenue westbound at Koval Lane.
• Tropicana Avenue eastbound at Industrial/Dean Martin Drive
• Flamingo Road eastbound at Valley View.
• The right lane on Sahara eastbound at I-15 will have one lane closed to allow a dedicated turn lane from the off-ramp at I-15 northbound to Sahara eastbound.

NDOT strives to provide current information about construction schedules and highway and roadway restrictions and closures. Unscheduled restrictions and closures may occur and weather can impact work schedules.

-- From news release
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