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TRAFFIC TROUBLES: Concerns around new Las Vegas Raiders stadium site

Posted at 1:32 PM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 01:42:55-04

The stadium for the Raiders has not been built yet, but there are plans to widen the roads around the site, adjust the traffic flow, extend the Monorail to Mandalay Bay, and build a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 15.

"The stadium roadwork, Hacienda, Dean Martin, the Monorail, all in the next two and a half years, so you're going to see a lot of traffic work being done in this area all at one time," Clark County Commissoner Steve Sisolak said.

If there's any bright side there, at least locals are used to construction.

"I suppose we can anticipate to see some of those orange cones that are up here at the Project Neon site move down towards the stadium site," said Regional Transportation Commission General Manager Tina Quigley. 

Construction is going to be a pain. No one is really denying that. But once the stadium is up, we are going to be ready. After all, no one handles crowds like Las Vegas.

"The number of visitors at any given time is the equivalent of the number of people come to a metropolitan area or a stadium for a Super Bowl. We know how to do this," Quigley said. 

Things are going to have to move pretty quickly. They're estimating construction will take about 32 months, that means a shovel needs to be in the ground by January 2018.