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Full closure of portion of Las Vegas Strip to affect traffic

A portion of the Las Vegas Strip is set to close to traffic overnight next week.

Las Vegas Boulevard will close in both directions between Tropicana and Harmon avenues from 11 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday, Clark County officials announced Thursday.

The closure is needed for crews to pour the concrete deck for a new pedestrian bridge over the Strip between Park MGM and Showcase mall.

Las Vegas Boulevard is set to be open only to local business traffic between Harmon and Park avenues during the closure, with employees and customers of the affected businesses having a detour to get to the parking areas of those businesses.

Traffic is set to be detoured around the closure, primarily using Harmon, Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane.

The bridge is expected to be complete in mid-October and will feature escalators and elevators on both sides. An estimated 10,000 pedestrians are expected to use the bridge daily, according to the county.

It will be the 17th pedestrian bridge along the Strip. The first two, at Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard, opened in 1995, with the newest one opening at Harmon Avenue in 2012.

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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