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NASCAR Organizers: Illegally Parked Cars will be Towed

NASCAR Organizers: Illegally Parked Cars will be Towed

NASCAR weekend brings a lot of race fans to southern Nevada, but it also brings heavy traffic to the area around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Organizers have a new solution for this year's race, which is March 9 through 11. They will be enforcing parking rules along Hollywood Boulevard. Cars parked illegally along the street will be towed. The president of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway says illegally parked cars have caused problems. He says people getting into illegally parked cars along Hollywood Boulevard make it difficult for people to get out of the speedway. Plus, when those people get into their cars and try to leave, they slow up the flow of traffic.

DMV to Nevadans: Stay Away Monday

DMV to Nevadans: Stay Away Monday

 

If you have a November deadline for business at the DMV, department officials don’t want to see you Monday.

Department officials are asking motorists to use alternative services this coming Monday or to delay visiting an office until later in the week.

“Happy holidays from our family to yours,” DMV Director Bruce Breslow said. “Enjoy your time more by staying away from the DMV on Monday.”

The Monday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the department’s busiest day of the year, leading some of the staff to call it “Black Monday.”  Wait times can easily double or triple, to two hours or longer. Motorists can always check current wait times on the department’s website or iPhone application.

Lanes Reduced on Las Vegas Boulevard

Lanes Reduced on Las Vegas Boulevard

Be ready for heavy traffic along Las Vegas Boulevard in the far northern part of the Las Vegas valley.

Nevada Department of Transportation is closing lanes along the boulevard from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway north to where the boulevard crosses I-15/U.S. 93. The restrictions start the night of Monday, July 18 and will be in place until the morning of Friday, July 22. Crews will be working on repaving the road. The lane restrictions will be in place both north and southbound.

Gate Closures and Restrictions in Effect at Nellis AFB

Gate Closures and Restrictions in Effect at Nellis AFB

 

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

Major Detour on 215 at North 5th Street

Major Detour on 215 at North 5th Street

A major detour of the I-215 beltway in the northern part of the valley will divert traffic for up to six months.

Starting at 9 p.m. Thursday, Clark County Public Works will divert all westbound traffic for six months along the 215 at North 5th Street between Losee Road and Aliante Parkway.

Both westbound travel lanes will be redirected onto the new North 5th Street ramps to get traffic off and on the main-line beltway. No westbound access will be provided to North 5th Street to the south, to and from the beltway.

The portion of westbound and eastbound mainline beltway between the North 5th Street exit, and North 5th Street on ramps will be closed to vehicular traffic in order to construct the North 5th Street Bridge.

Eastbound traffic will remain diverted to the North 5th Street ramps.

North Las Vegas Police Conduct Pedestrian Safety Event

North Las Vegas Police Conduct Pedestrian Safety Event

North Las Vegas traffic officers conducted a "Pedestrians Matter" safety event March 18 targeting drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk and pedestrians who failed to utilize marked crosswalks.   

Officers issued the following citations:

104 - failure to yield to pedestrian violations 

4     - seat belt/child restraint violations 

11   - driver's license violations 

6     - registration violations

2     - equipment violations

18   - insurance violations 

1     - failure to yield violation 

12   - miscellaneous violations

49   - verbal warnings  

This event was designed in conjunction with the nationwide "Pedestri