When Allegiant Stadium opens in 2020, it will have the same on-site parking issues that most NFL-sized stadiums built in the last decade in the middle of a city have.
Concerns raised this month by the stadium’s developers and MGM Resorts International prompted state transportation officials to reconsider building a direct-access carpool lane from Interstate 15 to the Hacienda Avenue overpass.
State bonds will likely cover roughly $200 million in improvements meant to relieve freeway traffic near the 62-acre stadium site for the NFL’s Raiders on Russell Road, just west of Interstate 15.
Clark County Commission chairman Steve Sisolak said Tuesday that the Oakland Raiders’ “premier site” to build a new NFL stadium remains a 63-acre property at Russell Road and Dean Martin Drive.
Local transportation officials on Thursday said the Raiders should help pay for a series of road and highway improvements that would accommodate football fans headed to a proposed $1.9 billion domed stadium in Las Vegas.
The Nevada Department of Transportation would need to accelerate already-planned projects, including miles of HOV lanes, if a domed football stadium opens by 2019 near the Las Vegas Strip, according to a report released Thursday by Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday called for clarity in determining traffic congestion and costs to build improved road infrastructure for a proposed 65,000-seat domed football stadium.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday asked who would pay for the necessary upgrades to freeways and streets leading to a 65,000-seat domed football stadium proposed by Las Vegas Sands Corp., Majestic Realty and the Oakland Raiders.