Areas of Las Vegas around U.S. Highway 95 and Interstate 15 have been under construction for years, and closures threatened to create intense traffic jams this weekend on the way to and back from EDC Las Vegas. Thankfully, Insomniac Events has been in contact with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and managed to make the nightmare a little less scary.
Both directions of U.S. Highway 95 in the area just below Interstate 15 will now close from midnight Friday to 4 a.m. Monday, shaving three hours off the previously announced closure, NDOT spokesman Tony Illia said. All the ramps connecting those freeways will remain open.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, “NDOT officials also canceled plans to close the U.S. 95 onramps and offramps at Martin Luther King Boulevard to provide another north-south corridor through downtown Las Vegas.”
“We found out late last week about the U.S. 95 closure, and since then have been working very closely with NDOT to make sure everyone has a smooth and safe trip out to EDC,” said Pasquale Rotella, founder of Insomniac Events, which organizes EDC.
You can read Rotella’s full statement to fans below.
A little info before EDCLV 🙋♂️ pic.twitter.com/Tt9wjYEDQC
— Pasquale Rotella (@PasqualeRotella) May 16, 2018
H/T Las Vegas Review Journal | Photo via aLIVE Coverage for Insomniac