Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A brand new curfew is going into effect in downtown Las Vegas Friday.
The curfew targets kids under the age of 18. They won't be allowed in certain parts of downtown late at night on Fridays or Saturdays unless they are with a parent or responsible person.
The new downtown curfew was just approved by the Las Vegas City Council two days ago and it is going to be enforced on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays.
The curfew begins at 9 p.m. and it encompasses a limited section of downtown.
The area where it is enforced goes from Main Street to the west, Maryland Parkway on the east, Stewart Avenue to the north and Bridger Avenue to the south.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman said that the idea came from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, which currently enforces a similar curfew on the Las Vegas Strip.
Goodman said that something like this is needed downtown.
In addition, access to the Fremont Street Experience will be restricted to those over the age of 21 from 8 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. on Saturday.
Las Vegas police are planning on setting up barricades and will be out in force. In addition to requiring identification, no weapons of any kind will be allowed along with no packaged liquor, no backpacks or large bags and no glass or cans.
All guests will be screened before entering the area.
This weekend will be a good test for the curfew and restricted access since First Friday is taking place not too far away from Fremont Street and the popular Las Vegas BikeFest is in town.