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Date Published: 2012-12-26

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: NDOT Enacts New Year’s-Related Restrictions, Closures

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS – Upwards 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 (the Strip) from Sahara to Tropicana Avenues. Below is the data for traffic control on New Year’s Eve (Monday, Dec. 31), with closures from Interstate 15 to the Strip.

I-15 off-ramps will be closed at 4 p.m., Dec. 31, at the following eastbound exits:

  • Spring Mountain Road
  • Flamingo Road
  • Tropicana Avenue

Ramp restrictions will be lifted between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, 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., Dec. 31 to 2 a.m., Jan. 1. Visitors are encouraged to use the stairs or the elevators. Prior to 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. For the latest information on Nevada highway conditions, call 5-1-1 or log on to Nevada 5-1-1/NV Roads. For information about NDOT projects, log on to Current Projects and Programs. You can also follow the department on Facebook, on Twitter  and on YouTube.

About NDOT 

Established in 1917, the Nevada Department of Transportation is responsible for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of 5,400 miles of highway and more than 1,000 bridges comprising the state highway system. NDOT’s mission is to provide a better transportation system for Nevada through unified and dedicated efforts. The department is divided into three districts. The districts are responsible for supervising all state transportation activities within their local areas. NDOT’s headquarters is located in Carson City; district offices are in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko. NDOT is overseen by a seven-member directors’ board and run by senior staff. Visit NDOT's Website for more information.