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June 25, 2019

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New land speed record attempt to close road from Pahrump next week

An 11-mile stretch of southbound State Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump will temporarily close next week while a new land speed record is attempted.

SR-160 between Tecopa and Sand Valley roads in rural Clark County will close from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Nov. 4-5 while Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg attempts to set the top speed for a production car.

“Bugatti holds the record right now with 268 mph, and we’re planning on beating that,” said Joel Oscarson, Straight & Narrow LLC spokesman.

Southbound traffic will be temporarily shifted onto the northbound lanes with traffic controls and escorts from the Nevada Highway Patrol during those times.

Motorists can expect up to 20-minute travel time delays, Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Illia said.

Roadside parking, cyclists and pedestrians will be prohibited as well.

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