By Police Chief Thomas Finn, Special to Boulder City Review
President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in Las Vegas late Wednesday morning.
He will visit Sempra Energy’s Copper Mountain Solar Energy Plant in Boulder
City and then return to McCarran International Airport immediately afterward.
At approximately 11:55 a.m., Boulder City Police will shut down U.S. Highway 93
northbound at the Veterans Memorial Drive intersection to all traffic for
approximately 30-40 minutes to accommodate the movement of the President’s
motorcade. At approximately 1:40 p.m. all northbound traffic on U.S. 93 at
Veterans Memorial Drive will be shut down again for 30-40 minutes until the
motorcade passes through the area.
Northbound traffic on U.S. Highway 93 from Arizona will be given the option of
taking Lakeshore Drive through Lake Mead National Recreation Area as an alternative to get to Henderson and Las Vegas.
That will be the only route out of Boulder City during the two road
closures. I anticipate severe congestion throughout the city during the
closures and we will do what we can to clear up traffic as soon as the road
opens. I strongly suggest you avoid Nevada Highway, Nevada Way and our
downtown business district between the hours of noon and 3 p.m.
Please do not call our dispatch center for updates on traffic conditions.
I expect us to be deluged with calls from the public and have three
dispatchers on duty between noon and 4 p.m. to handle the call volume. Thank
you in advance for your patience and understanding, and please spread the
word to your friends and family about tomorrow’s event. We need to get the
word out to as many people as possible to mitigate the congestion we will