LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
Las Vegas offers a vast array of choices to ring in the new year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority stated it anticipates about 330,000 individuals to visit the valley to commemorate.
One option is America’s Celebration. Fremont Street Experience will ring in the new year in style with non-stop live entertainment from 12 bands on 4 phases.
There will also be an eight-minute fireworks reveal that will cover the Strip passage.
ARRIVE AND BACK
AAA said it will provide its Tipsy Tow service from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve up until 6 a.m. New Year’s Day.
Anyone out celebrating who can not drive can call 1-800-AAA-HELP and request Tipsy Tow. They will take people and their cars home approximately 10 miles totally free. Users do not have to be a AAA member to capitalize this service.
Those wanting to leave their cars in the house can ride on RTC totally free.
RTC is using complimentary flights on all of its 39 routes for New Year’s Eve, including express service between park and flight centers and downtown Las Vegas. The flights run between 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
Uber sent out a message to its local drivers providing information about a collaboration with City Police. The business explained its app will have faster ways for motorists to report any suspicious activity. This option is already available and will stay in location up until New Year’s Day.
City Authorities launched the following road closure info for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Downtown/Fremont Street Experience:
4:00 p.m.– The Fremont Street Experience will be closed to the public.
6:00 p.m.– The Fremont Street Experience gates open for home entertainment.
Las Vegas Blvd (Strip) Closure Information:
Throughout the night, East-West travel on Sahara Avenue, Mandalay Bay Roadway, Desert Inn Road, Frank Sinatra Drive, Koval Lane, Russell Road, US95 and I-215 will remain unrestricted.
Harmon Avenue/Bridge will be limited to vehicle traffic from the West causing Town hall to hotels visitors just. Car traffic on Harmon Avenue, East of Las Vegas Boulevard, will be restricted to hotel residential or commercial properties.
Below is a schedule of the awaited roadway closures and re-openings:
5:00 p.m.– Closing of off-ramps from I-15 onto eastbound Tropicana Opportunity, Flamingo Road and Spring Mountain Road by NHP/NDOT begins.
5:45 p.m.– The closing of all other streets, roads and streets leading Westbound onto Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Opportunity and Mandalay Bay Roadway from Koval Lane will start.
6:00 p.m.– All streets, roads and streets leading onto Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Opportunity and Mandalay Bay Road will be closed with all barriers in location.
6:15 p.m.– LVMPD Traffic Officers start clearing all vehicular traffic off Las Vegas Boulevard in between Sahara Opportunity and Mandalay Bay Road.
6:45 p.m.– Las Vegas Boulevard in addition to all inbound roadways leading onto Las Vegas Boulevard are fully near vehicle traffic.
6:45 p.m.– All moving pathways, elevators and escalators resulting in or crossing Las Vegas Boulevard will be shut off.
Approximately 6:45 p.m.– Las Vegas Boulevard totally opens to pedestrian traffic. Eff. 12-18-17
12:00 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.– Fireworks show occurs on the Strip and Fremont Street
LAS VEGAS BOULEVARD (STRIP) RE-OPENING INFORMATION
Roughly 12:15 a.m.– All moving walkways, elevators and escalators causing or crossing Las Vegas Boulevard will resume operation.
Around 1:30 a.m.– All events generally decrease. Barrier elimination starts.
Roughly 2:00 a.m.– Street sweepers start clean up, working from South to North.
Around 3:30 a.m.– Resuming of off-ramps from I-15 onto Eastbound Tropicana Avenue, Flamingo Roadway and Spring Mountain Road by NHP/NDOT starts. All other streets, roadways and streets leading onto Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Opportunity and Russell Road will start re-opening.
KEEP IN MIND: Road closure times are approximate and subject to alter without notice.
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