Another 3,000 steel posts are scheduled to be installed along Las Vegas Strip sidewalks to protect pedestrians from nearby traffic.
The 4-foot-tall posts, known as bollards, are barriers connected underground so they are strong enough to stop a flatbed truck traveling 55 mph, Clark County officials say.
Approximately 1,600 bollards have been installed on the Strip since October 2017. The next phase is scheduled to begin about 2 a.m. Tuesday, and will extend from West Sahara Avenue to the Welcome to Las Vegas sign south of Russell Road.
Lane closures will occur from 2 to 10 a.m. on weekdays because of construction, the county reports. The work should be finished near the end of July, county spokesman Dan Kulin said.
The county has contracted with three companies — Las Vegas Paving Corp., UNICON Contracting and MMC Constractors — to expedite the project. The total cost to the county for this phase of the project will be about $22 million, Kulin said.