Expect Heavy Memorial Day Weekend Traffic In Clark County May 25-29

NDOT Asking Drivers To Use Extra Caution

May 21, 2018 - 3:24 pm

LAS VEGAS, NEV. – Currently in Southern Nevada, drivers are dealing with cone zones on surface streets, a billion dollar highway project, and throw in a holiday, and that makes for a mess on the roads and highways of Southern Nevada.

So the Nevada Department of Transportation expects heavy Memorial Day traffic in Southern Nevada from May 25 through 29. An estimated 330,000 additional people will visit Southern Nevada during the holiday weekend, with at least 60 percent or 198,000 of those individuals driving.

“There were 2.4 billion vehicle miles traveled in Nevada last year, up nearly 4 percent from the year prior. As such, we anticipate heavy traffic during the Memorial Day weekend, especially around downtown Las Vegas and the Strip resort corridor,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. “Consequently, we encourage motorists to budget additional drive time to reach their destination. Enjoy the holidays responsibly and arrive alive," added Illia.

NDOT encourages motorists to stay alert and minimize distractions while driving. Obey the posted speed limits, don’t text and drive, and always be sure to buckle-up.
Motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. NDOT works with Waze to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.