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Nevada Highway Patrol - Southern Command
Friday December 18th, 2015 :: 02:15 p.m. PST


NDOT New Year’s Road Restrictions, Closures

LAS VEGAS, NEV. - The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and other local partners will restrict vehicle access along Las Vegas Boulevard (the Strip) from Sahara Avenue to Mandalay Bay on New Year’s Eve.

“Over 300,000 people are expected to celebrate New Year's in Southern Nevada, with many of them welcoming in 2016 on the Las Vegas Strip,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. “We are making several temporary road and highway closures in order to make the event safer for both motorists and revelers.”

South and northbound Interstate-15 on-ramps and off-ramps will be closed at 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31 at Spring Mountain Road, Flamingo Road and Tropicana Avenue. However, motorists can still enter and exit I-15 at Sahara and at Russell Road. Vehicle access will also be restricted at the following locations:

• 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 Boulevard
• 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.

Ramp restrictions will be lifted between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, or at the discretion of the Joint Operations Center in the Freeway Arterial System of Transportation (FAST). 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. For current road information go to:

Nevada Highway Patrol - Southern Command
4615 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 702-486-4100

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