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Gear Up, Las Vegas: Super Bowl LVIII Ushers in Security Boost and Traffic Shifts

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 10, 2024 2:45 am

Las Vegas, NV – With only 48 hours until Super Bowl LVIII kicks off at Allegiant Stadium, the city is abuzz with excitement and preparation. But for the unsung heroes working behind the scenes, it’s crunch time.

Security on High Alert:

  • Security around the stadium is tight, with several roads closed to both vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Traffic control workers like Mandingo Williams are facing long hours and the challenge of redirecting frustrated commuters.
  • “Saying ‘no’ and ‘you can’t’ is part of the job,” says Williams, who advises avoiding areas like Polaris and Hacienda due to closures.

Increased Police Presence:

  • Residents and visitors alike have noticed the heightened police presence, with some even commenting on the unprecedented level of security.

Vegas Ready for the Spotlight:

  • Despite the challenges, Williams believes Las Vegas is uniquely prepared to handle the Super Bowl influx.
  • “This is the entertainment capital of the world,” he says, “and there’s no other city better suited for this event.”

Expected Crowds:

  • The stadium is expected to be packed with 65,000 fans, and an additional 330,000 are predicted to visit the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Be sure to check official traffic advisories and plan your routes accordingly if you plan to be in the Las Vegas area this weekend.
  • Respect the work of security personnel and traffic control workers who are dedicated to ensuring a safe and enjoyable Super Bowl experience for everyone.

Credits: 8NewsNow

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