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TRAFFIC TROUBLES: Law enforcement agencies team up for Labor Day

Posted at 12:41 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-03 02:26:25-04
The Nevada Department of Transportation anticipates heavy Labor Day weekend traffic from Friday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 5 in Southern Nevada.
An estimated 315,000 additional people will visit the Las Vegas valley during the holiday weekend, with 60 percent driving, according to historical data provided by the Las Vegas Convention Visitors Authority.
According to the Regional Transportation Commission, drivers can expect traffic congestion on southbound Interstate 15 at Primm between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. with increased delays of up to 70 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5.

On Friday, Sept. 2, the California Highway Patrol will again join forces with the Nevada Highway Patrol, Henderson Police Department and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to target the highly traveled Interstate 15 corridor between California and Las Vegas.

This will be the third time the agencies have joined together and it will be the first time the California Highway Patrol will be hosting the event.

The agencies will focus their efforts on speed violations, the move over law, distracted driving, commercial enforcement, and seatbelt enforcement. In addition to enforcement, officers and troopers will be providing assistance to disabled motorists on the freeway. The California Highway Patrol will include the use of their fix winged aircraft that measures speed from the air.