Holiday Traffic Tips
Ready or not, November marks the official start of the holiday season, and every year it can be difficult to prepare for the end-of-year rush. From frantic locals looking for the best deal on gifts to out-of-towners coming to visit family, holiday traffic is likely to clog up the roads throughout the next couple of months. While we often advise you to pace yourself, remain calm, and plan out your route before getting on the road, we believe there are a few more steps you can take to ensure that you and your family enjoy the holidays safely and with as little stress as possible.
- In addition to the ongoing construction projects across the valley, additional rerouting, closures, and delays may occur in the next few months in anticipation of holiday traffic. You can always check on current traffic conditions by visiting local news stations’ websites; some, like 8 News NOW, even offer traffic apps that smartphone users can download for free. There is also NVRoads.com or calling 511 for updated status.
- Don’t be surprised if you encounter more traffic cones than usual along your route, as many communities are currently undergoing road development and repair. Watch out for rough stretches of road or lane closures, and plan on leaving for work a little earlier than usual in the next few weeks.
- It is, of course, important to remember that the holiday season also marks the start of winter vacation for hundreds of thousands of students and teachers in the Las Vegas area. The Clark County School District will officially be on “Winter Break” as of Saturday, December 22 and will not resume session until Monday, January 7. During this period, expect to see heavier traffic and more pedestrians regardless of where you live. Take precautions and remember to look for pedestrians before turning into any community or passing any designated crosswalk. Even though school is out, families may still be walking near school zones, so you should expect to slow down or stop in or around public schools.
Along with reminding everyone of holiday safety, we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our clients and email subscribers and wish you all “Happy Holidays”! We will be available over the holidays, so do not hesitate to call us in the event of an accident.
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