Open Roads Policy

Nevada Open Roads Policy

The Open Road Policy states that whenever a roadway or travel lane is closed or partially blocked by a traffic crash, the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Department of Transportation, and other public safety agencies and responders will re-open the roadway as soon as possible.

The State of Nevada Open Roads Policy was endorsed by Governor Brian Sandoval and signed by the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Nevada Department of Public Safety in 2017.

Local Open Roads Agreements are endorsed by local agencies throughout the state to formalize their commitment.

Statewide Open Roads Policy: 

Click below to see local Open Road Agreements supporting the statewide Open Road Policy:

Whenever a roadway or travel lane is closed or partially blocked by a crash or traffic incident, Law Enforcement, Transportation and local public safety agencies shall re-open the roadway as soon as possible on an urgent basis. Safety of the public and responders is the highest priority and must be preserved.