KNOW BEFORE YOU TRAVEL this Memorial Day weekend

2024-05-29T17:20:36-07:00| Categories: Blog, Special Event / Holiday, Traffic / Seeing Orange, Transit|

Do you have big plans this Memorial Day weekend? Whether you're traveling by car, plane or public transit, check out the alerts below to maximize your fun!

DRIVE
Driving into or out of Las Vegas? Travelers are advised to avoid I-15 southbound at the California-Nevada state line between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, May 27, as heavy traffic is expected during this period on Memorial Day. Drivers can visit seeingorangenv.com to get details on current roadway construction projects and the most up-to-date traffic information!

Drivers should also be aware that the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and Southern California Edison (SCE) have announced a planned power outage that will affect 90 miles of Interstate 15 (I-15) on Wednesday, May 29. SCE is doing some important reliability upgrades and needs to cut the power from 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 until 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30.

During this time, all the usual roadside services like restaurants, gas stations, and electric vehicle charging ports in and around Baker, CA, will be unavailable. So, make sure you plan ahead! Fill up your gas tank, grab some snacks, and charge your EV before hitting this stretch of road. To keep you in the loop, NDOT will also post notices on the overhead message signs on I-15 for southbound travelers coming from Las Vegas. More details on this project can be found at SCE's Baker Substation page. If you’d like to receive alerts about the outage, head over to sce.com/outage and click the “Get Alerts” button. For any additional questions, you can email SCE at [email protected]. 

TAKE TRANSIT
Get around Las Vegas with ease this holiday weekend by riding public transit! Our buses will be running on a Sunday schedule this Memorial Day, May 27. Travelers looking to use public transit service during the holiday weekend can purchase passes through the free rideRTC app or tap to pay with a debit/credit card, smartphone wallet or smart watch.

FLY
For those flying this holiday weekend, the RTC offers free parking at the Centennial Hills Transit Center or the South Strip Transit Terminal, with direct transit service to Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 of Harry Reid International Airport via the Centennial Express (CX) or Route 109 (Maryland Parkway).

At the RTC, we want you to have a fun, safe, Memorial Day weekend! For more information on how to travel this holiday weekend, visit rtcsnv.com/ways-to-travel.

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