Summer Traffic and Road Construction
With Clark County high schoolers graduating at the end of May, the summer vacation season is just a few weeks away. Millions of tourists and locals will be taking to the streets, piling up traffic along the Strip, and frequenting all of the major shopping and entertainment centers (including Town Square, Downtown Summerlin, Tivoli Village, etc.) across the valley. Though this poses a problem for motorists year-in and year-out, the aggravation and risk of accident are set to go way up this season due to the increase in multiple, ongoing construction projects throughout southern Nevada. Some of these, such as the $1 billion Project Neon, are not even projected to be completed until well into 2019, while others still require months of work, leading to rerouting, delays, and/or outright road closures. This means that more families will be on the road in higher concentrations and for longer periods of time, encountering unforeseen traffic issues and, as a result, possibly ending up in serious accidents.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind Las Vegas locals and any visitors planning on vacationing in our city this summer of the importance of checking traffic reports, making sure you know which route you will be taking for your trip, and, of course, remaining patient and alert when driving. In addition to Google Maps, there are numerous online sources for real-time traffic reports that can save you time and aggravation. News outlets such as KTNV and FOX5 maintain regularly-updated traffic pages that breakdown information by location, type of accident, and the severity of the delays. 8 News NOW and FOX5 even offer the “Stay Connected” Las Vegas Traffic and “First Alert” Traffic apps for smartphone users, providing instant access to accident reports and information on road construction. We hope that by staying informed and being well-prepared, you’ll be able to beat the traffic and the heat this summer and stay safe on the road.
In the event of any motor vehicle accident, make sure that everyone involved receives medical attention and contact a qualified, reliable attorney/firm that prioritizes your safety and well-being.