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Expect busy roads for Fourth of July weekend around Las Vegas

Expect busy roads for Fourth of July weekend around Las Vegas
Posted at 4:58 PM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 20:08:29-04

The Nevada Department of Transportation is anticipating heavy traffic during the Independence Day holiday in Las Vegas.

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Roughly 330,000 visitors are expected in Southern Nevada from June 30 through July 5, with at least 60 percent traveling by vehicle. It means 200,000 additional motorists on local roadways. Southern Nevada, as it stands, already sees about 104,000 vehicles daily along its major highways.
 
NDOT predicts heavy traffic along Interstate 15, U.S. 95 and the Resort Corridor during the Fourth of July.
 
AAA forecasts that 37.5 million Americans will drive during this holiday season, an increase of 2.9 percent over last year, with Las Vegas being the country’s ninth most popular destination.