South and northbound Interstate 15 on-ramps and off-ramps will be closed at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 at Spring Mountain Road, Flamingo Road and Tropicana Avenue. However, motorists can still enter and exit I-15 at Sahara and at Russell Road. Vehicle access will also 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. Jan. 1, 2016, or at the discretion of the Joint Operations Center in the Freeway Arterial System of Transportation (FAST).
NOTE: Throughout the evening, east-west travel on Sahara Ave., Mandalay Bay Rd., Desert Inn Rd., Frank Sinatra Dr., Koval Ln., Russell Rd., US95 and I-215 will remain unrestricted.
Harmon Ave./Bridge will be limited to vehicle traffic from the west leading to City Center by hotels guests only. Vehicle traffic on Harmon Ave., East of Las Vegas Blvd., will be limited to hotel properties.
Below is a schedule of the anticipated road closures and re-openings 5:00 p.m. -- Closing of off ramps from I-15 onto eastbound Tropicana Ave., Flamingo Rd. and Spring Mountain Rd. by NHP/NDOT begins.
5:45 p.m. -- The closing of all other streets, roads and alleys leading westbound onto
Las Vegas Blvd. between Sahara Ave. and Mandalay Bay Rd. from Koval Ln. will begin.
6:00 p.m. -- All streets, roads and alleys leading onto Las Vegas Blvd. between Sahara Ave. and Mandalay Bay Rd. will be closed with all barricades in place.
6:15 p.m. -- LVMPD Traffic Officers begin clearing all vehicular traffic off Las Vegas Blvd. between Sahara Ave. and Mandalay Bay Rd.
6:30 p.m. -- Las Vegas Blvd. along with all inbound roads leading onto Las Vegas Blvd.
are fully closed to vehicle traffic.
6:30 p.m. -- All moving walkways, elevators and escalators leading to or crossing Las Vegas Blvd. will be shut off.
Approximately 6:30 p.m. -- Las Vegas Blvd. fully opens to pedestrian traffic.
12:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. -- Fireworks show takes place on the Strip and Fremont St.
LAS VEGAS BOULEVARD (STRIP) RE-OPENING INFORMATION
Approximately 12:15 a.m. -- All moving walkways, elevators and escalators leading to or crossing Las Vegas Blvd. will resume operation.
Approximately 1:30 a.m. -- All celebrations normally subside. Barricade removal begins.
Approximately 2:00 a.m. -- Street sweepers begin clean up, working from South to North.
Approximately 3:30 a.m. – Reopening of off ramps from I-15 onto eastbound Tropicana Ave., Flamingo Rd. and Spring Mountain Rd. by NHP/NDOT begins. All other streets, roads and alleys leading onto Las Vegas Blvd. between Sahara Ave. and Russell Rd. will begin re-opening.
NOTE: Road closure times are approximate and subject to change without notice.
Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail will remain open and running around the clock from 7 a.m. New Year’s Eve continuously through New Year’s Day, closing as usual at 3 a.m. on January 2, 2016 to accommodate revelers throughout the night. Locals can purchase $1 one-way local tickets on New Year’s Eve from any Monorail ticket office, which will stay open until 11 p.m. that night. Locals must present a local ID to receive the discount. The Monorail has five stations along the Las Vegas Strip: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ and SLS Las Vegas. Two more stations are located at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Resort & Casino. SLS Las Vegas, the northernmost stop of the Monorail, has free parking during New Year’s Eve at the porte cochere entrance just south of the intersection of Paradise Road and Sahara Avenue. Locals and visitors alike can start their celebration at one of SLS’ many dining or entertainment venues and use the Monorail to travel the busy Las Vegas Strip.
RTC transit system
RTC will operate on an alternate schedule for New Year's Eve and Day. There will be free rides for all passengers from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day. This includes the Westcliff Airport Express (WAX) and the Centennial Express (CX) which will run approximately every 20 minutes to and from downtown from 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Riders should note that extensive transit detours will be in place on New Year’s Eve due to celebrations on the Las Vegas Strip.
Park and ride facilities are located at 6675 S. Gilespi St. just south of the airport, 7313 Grand Montecito Parkway in Centennial Hills; and 25 S. Durango Drive, next to Summerlin Parkway.
Tipsy Tows for motorcycle riders
Hog Hauling Motorcycle Towing, a fully credentialed and insured motorcycle towing company, will offer motorcyclists a tipsy tow and ride home. All towing services beginning at 6 pm on Thursday, December 31, 2015 and 6 am on Friday, January 1, 2016 will be paid for by our sponsors, Legal Ride - Damon Schuetze. Call 702-586-0536 for a free ride home with your bike.