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Marathon Disrupting Strip

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by M_ILIS, Nov 12, 2015.

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  1. M_ILIS

    M_ILIS High-Roller

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    Thanks to a tweet from Dr. Dave Schwartz, I learned earlier today that the Strip is going to be all messed up this Sunday due to a marathon. Here's the pertinent info if you're going to be in town:

    Review-Journal article: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/traffic-transportation/heres-your-traffic-guide-the-rock-n-roll-marathon-weekend

    Marathon website PDF with detailed directions how to avoid the street closures and get to your destination: http://cdn.runrocknroll.com/wp-content/sites/5/2015/04/LV-15-Cross-the-Strip.pdf
     
  2. LetsDoThis

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    It's a must-avoid situation..I got stuck driving in that traffic a few years ago. If you're in town just stay put you can't go anywhere unless it's on foot.
     
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    M_ILIS High-Roller

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    I'll be driving into my hotel (Luxor) that night. Hoping the alternate directions the marathon website provides aren't too jammed/nightmarish.
     
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    Potentially dumb question time: It doesn't affect foot traffic, right? If I want to walk from Luxor to MGM, I can just use the overpasses like normal I assume?
     
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    Last year driving was a nightmare. Plee picked me up early to go have brunch at the MO from Wynn before they shut the strip down. Coming back later in the day was horrible and even trying to valet was a mess at different hotels. The overpasses were fine but walking the strip was not. The sidewalks were packed and had metal barriers so you could not cross the street.
     
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    Took me 3 hours at night to go from McCarin to Wynn and that's even with ditching my car at the fashion show mall and hiking with my luggage through the mall and over the footbridge to check in. They don't open the strip back up until about 11pm. Good luck navigating to Luxor! Hope it works out for you, no one wants to start their trip with traffic stress.
     
  7. hammer88814

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    My plane is scheduled to land around 8 PM and I'm renting a car. Whats the best route to get downtown while avoiding this mess?
     
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    I would take Interstate 15 north to exit 42B which merges onto I-515/93/95 Phoenix/Downtown LV. Take exit 75B for Casino Center Blvd. I always go this way when going downtown from the south. Check it out on google maps.
     
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    Thanks Jimbucc. I'll give that route a shot.
     
  10. DoubleUp

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    As someone who just got back from the strip, it was a nightmare to get from the airport to the hotel. That was after already being delayed due the high winds, perhaps induced by the high levels of smug in town.
     
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    Yes, pedestrian traffic on the strip is mainly unaffected. We were there in 2012. There might be gatherings near the start/finish lines though. I forgot it was it was this weekend...oops. Hopefully you didn't get too delayed.
     
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    my friend had to get to work at fuel bar, He said he parked at Rio and was walking to ballys...i said, you dont feel like waiting for the free shuttle, then he informed me of the event, I knew nothing about it and glad I wasnt there
     
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