F1 Paving To Cause Headaches For Las Vegas Drivers This Week
In November, cars will be screaming down Sands Avenue, Las Vegas Boulevard and all around the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix track. But before that happens, there must be pain. Let the paving commence!
The paving project continues, adding several layers of new asphalt including “racing surface” which is much denser than the typical roadway. One of the biggest turns of the race, leading to the straight away on the Las Vegas Strip, comes at the intersection of Sands Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. That’s where the headaches begin this week.
How will F1 Las Vegas paving ruin my commute this week?
We hope you don’t have any intentions of crossing the Strip at Sands Avenue or Spring Mountain Road, because if you do, you’ll be annoyed.
Beginning Wednesday, July 12th at 9pm through Friday, July 14th at 9am:
- Spring Mountain Road EASTBOUND at Las Vegas Boulevard
Traffic will not be able to cross from Spring Mountain to Sands Avenue, and will be forced to turn Northbound or Southbound at Las Vegas Boulevard.
- Sands Avenue WESTBOUND at Las Vegas Boulevard
Traffic will not be able to cross from Sands Avenue to Spring Mountain or turn onto Las Vegas Boulevard Southbound, and will be forced to turn Northbound at Las Vegas Boulevard.
- Palazzo Garage access
Limited access via Las Vegas Boulevard and Sands Avenue Westbound
- Wynn South Gate Drive access
Limited access via Sands Avenue Westbound
There is another moment of disaster planned for the intersection later this month as well.
This will all be worth it… they say…
It is a massive pain for anyone driving around the resort corridor right now. But officials say it is all for a good cause: money. A lot of it. Projections have Formula 1 bringing $1.2 billion in economic impact every year. We will get to drive on a new road when all is said and done. Not too shabby. We’ll see in November if their projections are living anywhere near reality.