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Las Vegas Strip closures for New Year's Eve 2013/14

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Las Vegas Strip closures for New Year's Eve 2013/14

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Dec 26, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced road closures for New Year's Eve in Las Vegas.

NDOT and other local partners will restrict vehicle access on Las Vegas Boulevard from Sahara to Tropicana Avenues. In addition, I-15 southbound and northbound on-ramps and off-ramps will be closed at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 at Spring Mountain Road, Flamingo Road and Tropicana Avenue. Motorists can enter and exit I-15 at Sahara and at Russell Road. Additionally, vehicle access will 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., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, or at the discretion of the Joint Operations Center in the Freeway Arterial System of Transportation. 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. 

Officials are expecting about 300,000 on the Strip for New Year's Eve.

For information on fireworks and parties, click here.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.