Officials Discuss Preparations for New Year’s Eve Celebrations

LVMPD Undersheriff Andrew Walsh and public officials met with members of the media today to discuss preparations for the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Strip and Downtown.

Clark County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson, Commissioner Michael Naft, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Warren Whitney and Switch Senior Vice President of Colocation Services Cindy Zimpfer joined Undersheriff Walsh in welcoming locals and visitors to celebrate while reminding them of the various restrictions and road closures which will be in effect on New Year’s Eve.

  • Glass and metal containers, coolers, strollers and any bags larger than 12x12x6 inches ARE PROHIBITED on the Strip and Downtown, per county and city ordinances. This includes backpacks, purses and luggage.
  • I-15 off-ramps at Flamingo in both directions will be shut down at 5 p.m. Road closures on Las Vegas Boulevard from Spring Mountain Road to Tropicana Avenue will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Strip will be completely shut down to all vehicle traffic by 8 p.m.
  • There will be a curfew in place prohibiting minors under 18 without a parent on the Strip and Downtown.

The LVMPD has worked with local, state and federal officials, as well as community partners to plan for the celebrations and maximize public safety.

Once again, Switch will host the command center for first responders and other agencies on New Year’s Eve. Their state-of-the-art facility holds technology infrastructure that allows public safety officials to monitor events, focus on safety and communicate with the media.

The public is reminded to call 911 and report any suspicious activity. Information about items prohibited during the celebration can be found here.