Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed between Tropicana and Harmon avenues from 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, to 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, while crews pour the concrete deck for a new pedestrian bridge over the Strip.
During this closure, Las Vegas Boulevard will be open to local business traffic only between Harmon and Park avenues, meaning that employees and customers of the affected businesses will be able to use a special detour to get to the parking areas of those businesses.
General traffic will be directed to detours around the closure that will primarily use Tropicana, Harmon and Koval Lane. Drivers are advised to use caution in the area, expect delays, and follow the suggested detours.
When complete, the new bridge will carry pedestrians over Las Vegas Boulevard between the Park MGM and the Showcase Mall. Like other existing pedestrian bridges on the Strip, this bridge will have escalators and elevators on both sides. It is expected to open in mid-October, and be used by about 10,000 pedestrians every day.
This will be the 17th pedestrian bridge along the Strip. The first bridges – two at the intersection of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard – opened in 1995, and the newest one opened at Harmon Avenue in 2012.