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Tips for dealing with EDC traffic this weekend

Posted at 9:33 AM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 12:44:11-04

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is urging motorists to avoid northbound I-15 between Cheyenne Avenue and Speedway Boulevard Exit 54 during the Electric Daisy Carnival, which takes place June 16 through June 18.

NDOT has coordinated ongoing construction activity along I-15 to minimize any motorist impacts during the Electric Daisy Carnival weekend.

An estimated 135,000 people and an additional 100,000 vehicles are expected for the music, art and entertainment festival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The parking lots open at 5:00 P.M.; doors open at 7:00 P.M.; and the show ends at 5:30 A.M.
“We advise coordinating your trip to avoid being on I-15 in the late afternoon and early evening those three days. If you’re heading for Utah or taking U.S. Highway 93 to Lincoln County, there’s really no other route. Just be patient and watch the signs,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. “If you’re heading north, get in the left lane because most of the festival traffic will be exiting at Speedway Boulevard. If travel through the area is unavoidable then plan accordingly, allowing additional time to reach your destination.”
The worst of the congestion is expected Monday morning, June 19, when carnival traffic is exiting at roughly the same time the morning commute is beginning.

For current road information go to: www.nvroads.com