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Tropicana pedestrian bridges undergo upgrade

Posted at 7:28 PM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 22:55:44-05
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will perform a $30 million upgrade to the 22-year-old pedestrian bridges at Tropicana Avenue (State Route 593) and Las Vegas Boulevard starting April 12.
 
Construction will begin with utility work at the intersection.
 
Work on the south bridge will begin in June and proceed counterclockwise. Lane closures will take place Monday through Friday, 2 a.m. until 10 a.m.
 
Two lanes of traffic will remain open in each direction at all times; traffic cones will be removed when work isn’t occurring.
 
Construction is being carefully phased and scheduled around large events, shows and conventions in cooperation with MGM Resorts International, Penn National Gaming, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which is providing a portion of the project funding.
 
The 16-foot-wide, 165-foot-long concrete-and-steel structures each have 17-foot clearance heights. 
 
The bridges provide crucial connections between the MGM Grand, Tropicana, Excalibur and New York-New York hotel casinos.
 
For current road information, click here.