#VegasNYE: Road closures in effect until cleanup starts

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UPDATE: All road closures are now in effect. See the list below, and make plans to get to your destination as early as possible. Police began closing roads between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., proceeding north along the Strip. The roads are usually closed until well after midnight until crews begin cleanup. Police closed the Strip’s south end just after 6 p.m. and are now working get all traffic off the road.


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Residents and tourists alike are preparing to ring in the New Year in Las Vegas. Each year the #VegasNYE party gets bigger and better.  

This year, over 400,000 people are expected to flock to the Strip and the downtown area for the celebrations, which means a lot of roads will be shut down so people can party up and down the boulevard.

On Tuesday, Dec. 31st around 5 p.m. Nevada Department of Transportation will close the north and southbound off-ramps along I- 15, between Tropicana and Spring Mountain.

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.

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