NFL Draft will lead to lane closures near the Las Vegas Strip
With just four weeks until the NFL Draft, Clark County officials are poised to approve Las Vegas Strip road closures associated with the massive three-day event.
The draft is scheduled to be held April 28-30, primarily near Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. The red carpet stage is set to be built above the Bellagio fountains and draft theater and the draft experience is set to take place outdoors next to the Caesars Forum convention center.
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Clark County Board of Commissioners, road and lane closures needed for the event must be approved.
The most significant impact for motorists will be a complete closure of the Strip from the Flamingo intersection to the entrance to Bellagio which is expected to begin at 10 p.m. on April 27 and end at 9 p.m. on April 30, when the draft takes place. . Limited lanes on this stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard will be open overnight.
“The only night lanes to be open on April 29 and 30 will be on Las Vegas Boulevard at Flamingo Road to the entrance to the Bellagio Hotel and left-turn lanes southbound and inside the traffic lanes at Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard,” the article’s staff report noted.
Draft-related lane closures will begin on April 13 to accommodate the event set-up and will continue through May 6 for event dispatch.
These lane closures will include:
— The two outer lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard from Flamingo Road to the Bellagio entrance near the Cosmopolitan. A third lane closure will take place on this section between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
— Flamingo’s eastbound outer lane from 200 feet west of Bellagio north porte cochere to porte cochere.
– The eastbound outer lane of Flamingo from Bellagio north porte-cochere through the outer right-turn lane channeled to Las Vegas Boulevard.
— Southbound curb lane on Koval Lane from Winnick Avenue to Krueger Drive.