The Nevada Department of Transportation is scheduled to reopen the north pedestrian bridge at Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard by noon Sept. 25.
The refurbished concrete-and-steel structure links the New York-New York and MGM Grand hotel-casinos.
The 23-year-old pedestrian bridge received new escalators as well as low energy glass and air-conditioning units to the elevators. Aesthetic improvements entailed new tempered glass wind screens and polished aluminum composite material panel cladding plus new lighted hand railings.
Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. is the construction manager at-risk, with Jacobs as engineer and Studio West as architect.
Meanwhile, construction on the west and final pedestrian bridge will continue through December 29, with traffic control ongoing each Sunday night through Friday morning between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.
Resorts at the four intersection corners have a combined 15,000 hotel rooms. The pedestrian bridges serve roughly 130,000 visitors a day. The $30 million upgrade of all four bridges is being scheduled around large events, shows and conventions in cooperation with MGM Resorts International, Penn National Gaming and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Construction is scheduled to finish by year’s end.
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