Portions of Las Vegas Boulevard will experience overnight shutdowns for the Las Vegas Grand Prix track testing ahead of the three-day event.
Crews will begin to shut down the 3.8-mile track located on portions of Las Vegas Boulevard, Koval Lane and Harmon and Sands avenues at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. The track will be fully closed by 2 a.m., when track testing will occur at low speeds.
Beginning at 4 a.m. crews will begin to reopen the affected roads, which are expected to be fully reopened to traffic by 6 a.m.
There are safety requirement shutdowns on the Strip, for a shorter period of time, so that the sanctioning body, the FIA, can run through the testing to ensure that safety and regulations are being complied with.”
Then beginning at 11 p.m. Wednesday another closure of the track is scheduled. After the track is fully closed another round of testing will take place beginning at 1 a.m. Thursday, Terry Miller of Miller Project Management, who is leading the race’s infrastructure work, told Clark County commissioners at their meeting last week.
Checking the telemetry around the entire track. Making sure all the teams will be able to see and talk to their drivers as they’re going around the track.
Crews will begin to reopen the affected roads beginning at 4 a.m. Thursday, with traffic expected to be fully reopened by 6 a.m. Thursday.
Koval is closed to traffic between Rochelle Avenue and Harmon through Nov. 22.
Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend begins Thursday with practice rounds, continues Friday with practice and qualifying portions and culminates Saturday with the 50 lap race.
During the three days of race action, the 3.8-mile track will be fully closed to traffic between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. nightly.