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December 22, 2014

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Metro announces New Year’s Eve road closures

Metro Police have released New Year’s Eve road closure information for downtown and Las Vegas Boulevard.

Freeway off-ramps for the Strip will be closed starting at 5:30 p.m. Outdoor walkways, elevators and escalators will be shut off at 6 p.m.

Las Vegas Boulevard will close to vehicle traffic and inbound roads will be cleared starting at 6:30 p.m.

Motorists wishing to cross South Las Vegas Boulevard during the closure can do so via Sahara Avenue, Desert Inn Road and Russell Road.

The fireworks shows on the Strip and Fremont Street will be between midnight and 12:15 a.m. Immediately following the show, walkways and escalators will be reopened. Between 1 and 1:30 a.m., barricades will be moved as all celebrations come to an end.

At 2 a.m., street sweepers will begin cleaning up. The Strip will reopen to vehicle traffic between 3 and 4 a.m.

The Fremont Street Experience will be closed to the public at 5 p.m., and the Fremont Street gates will open for entertainment at 6 p.m.

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