Even though a majority of visitors will drive to Las Vegas this weekend, vehicles won’t be allowed to travel along a 3-mile stretch of the Strip on New Year’s Eve, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.
Las Vegas Boulevard will close starting around 6:15 p.m. Dec. 31 in both directions between Mandalay Bay and SLS Las Vegas to make way for tens of thousands of revelers.
Tropicana Avenue also will close in both directions between Koval Lane and Dean Martin Drive during that time, along with eastbound Flamingo Road at Valley View Boulevard.
Onramps and offramps to Interstate 15 also will close at 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve at Spring Mountain Road, Flamingo Road and Tropicana Avenue. Drivers will be able to enter and exit the freeway at Sahara Avenue and Russell Road.
In downtown Las Vegas, closures start at 7 a.m. New Year’s Eve on Casino Center Drive, along with Main, First, Third and Fourth streets, between Ogden and Carson avenues, to make way for revelers and live entertainment at the Fremont Street Experience, city spokeswoman Natasha Shahani said.
All road and freeway ramp restrictions will be lifted gradually between 3 and 6 a.m. New Year’s Day.