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Heavy traffic expected during NASCAR Weekend

Other options available
Posted at 8:14 AM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 11:14:25-05

Traffic is expected to be very heavy this weekend on the route to Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

More than 100,000 are expected to attend NASCAR Weekend and many of them will be driving -- approximately 25,000.

However, there are other options available.

The RaceDay Express will transport riders from stops at the Tropicana, Bally's, Treasure Island, Stratosphere and Main Street Station hotel-casinos. Cost is $80 for one day or $115 for all three days.

In addition, fans can hop in a taxi. Both taxis and the shuttle will be able to use a private road that will avoid the expected congestion on Interstate 15.

And, if you really want to get there quickly, Maverick Helicopters is transporting fans to the track for $549 per person. The trip only takes about 15 minutes.

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway says it is confident in the traffic's traffic plan for this year's NASCAR Weekend.

Because of construction on Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard, Speedway officials are urging plans to head to the track early and utilize mass transportation options to and from the track each day.

For thos fans that do drive, the Lucky 7 Preferred Lot will have two dedicated exit lanes following the races on Saturday and Sunday. Officials are also encouraging fans to take advantage of the on-site shuttle system, which will begin running 45 minutes after the conclusion of the races on Saturday and Sunday.

Traffic updates will be provided on the Speedway's Twitter feed (@lvmotorspeedway) and on the radio at KBAD Am-920.