Commissioner Jim Gibson and a group of special guests opened the new pedestrian bridge over Las Vegas Boulevard this morning, making the Strip even safer for the thousands of pedestrians who will use it every day.
"This is an extremely busy intersection with more than 60,000 vehicles and 10,000 people crossing the street here every day, and even more when there are hockey games or other special events," Commissioner Gibson said. "From now on those pedestrians will be able to walk safely and freely across Las Vegas Boulevard high above the traffic. Public safety has always been a top priority for the County, and this bridge is another example of our continued commitment to protecting our residents and visitors."
Commissioner Gibson represents District G, which includes the area where the new bridge is located. The commissioner was joined by representatives from MGM Resorts, the Vegas Golden Knights and others to officially open the bridge.
This is the 17th pedestrian bridge along the Strip. Granite Construction was the contractor for the project.
The first pedestrian bridges along the Strip – two at the intersection of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard – opened in 1995. The next Strip pedestrian bridge is expected to connect the area in front of Bellagio to the area leading to Planet Hollywood. Construction could start within two years.