Fremont Street Experience plans to set up barricades on Friday as a curfew begins in downtown. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
As police prepare to enforce a new curfew for downtown Las Vegas Friday, the entertainment district at the center of the restriction said it will start checking identification.
Fremont Street Experience said barricades will be used to control a crowd overflow, especially during the hours between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. Access to the district from Main Street to Fourth Street will be restricted to people 21 years old and older, the downtown drag said.
In addition, the district will forbid any packaged liquor, backpacks or large bags and glass or cans from the area on Friday. Identification will be checked.
The measures were planned following the approval of a 9 p.m. curfew for people under 18 years old this week. The city planned to enact the curfew during the First Friday street festival, which is seen as one of the peak foot traffic days of the month there.
The curfew, though, has exceptions, including those under 18 being accompanied by an adult 21 years old or older.
The area affected by the curfew is between Main Street and Maryland Parkway and Stewart and Bridger avenues.
The city also said Fremont Street Experience's neighboring district, Fremont East, will enact similar barricading measures on Friday.
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