Heavy traffic expected in Southern Nevada for Labor Day weekend

If traveling anywhere near Las Vegas is in your plans this Labor Day weekend, be prepared to deal with increased traffic.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) expects heavy Labor Day weekend traffic Friday through Monday in Southern Nevada. An estimated 315,000 additional people will visit the Las Vegas Valley during the holiday weekend, with 60 percent — or 189,000 – of those travelers driving, according to historical data provided by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

“We anticipate heavy traffic during the Labor Day weekend, especially along Interstate 15 and the resort corridor,” said Tony Illia, NDOT spokesman. “We encourage people to drive safely and allow additional time to reach their final destination.”

NDOT urges motorists to stay alert and minimize distractions when behind the wheel.

For up-to-date traffic information go to: www.nvroads.com.