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Raiders Agree to Pay $1.4 Million For New Stadium's Traffic Infrastructure

Team will bear the cost to construct bridges or underpasses to move 65,000 pedestrians from the Strip to the stadium

December 27, 2017

The Las Vegas Sun reports the Raiders stadium in Las Vegas is one step closer to the scheduled mid-2020 opening with the agreement that the team will pay for required fire safety, first responder radio communications, traffic control system improvements near the Russell Road stadium site, and pedestrian movement systems to get the estimated 65,000 fans to and from Strip hotels and parking lots.

The team also will be responsible for operating and maintaining the pedestrian systems until it and the county agree on transferring responsibility to the government.

Per the agreement, the team agrees to fund fire upgrades including two mini pumpers, two Gator-type utility vehicles, two enclosed trailers and two tow vehicles at a cost of $846,000. The costs also include $280,000 for 25 portable radios and associated equipment, and $250,000 to upgrade the pre-empting system of nearby traffic intersections from infrared to GPS.

The Raiders will also build an interview room, detention area, and two emergency command centers on the stadium site for Las Vegas Metro Police.

At this point, what the pedestrian system will look like has not been determined because plans for 13,875 parking spaces still need to be submitted to Clark County. The Clark County Commission will consider the development agreement on Jan. 3.

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