Raiders will pay to relocate 1,800-foot-long flood channel to make room for stadium

The soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders say they're working on plans to build parking around the stadium site, but that's just one problem for a project that can't afford any delay. (KSNV)

A major obstacle for building the new Raiders stadium is out of the way.

On Monday, Clark County received federal approval to move forward with relocating a flood control facility out of the area near Russell Road and the I-15, where the stadium will be built.

A permit has been issued to move an 1,800-foot-long section of a buried tunnel about 150 feet to the west to get it out of the way of the stadium.

The Raiders, who own the land, are paying for the move.