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3,000 more steel bollards to be installed along Las Vegas Strip

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.

Contact Michael Scott Davidson at sdavidson@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3861. Follow @davidsonlvrj on Twitter.

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