By Michael Scott Davidson / Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 10, 2018 – 3:34 pm
Construction will begin this week on another 650 steel posts along the Las Vegas Strip to protect pedestrians, Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said.
Kulin said the posts, known as bollards, will line sidewalks on both sides of Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Avenue and Tropicana Avenue.
The bollards are 15 to 18 inches beneath the ground and anchored by interconnected, underground steel frames. The posts are about 4 feet tall and strong enough to stop a flatbed truck traveling 55 mph, the county has said.
Construction is expected to take about 60 days, Kulin said. The county has entered a $3.9 million contract with Unicon LLC to install the bollards.
Workers began placing bollards along the Strip in October, and some 840 posts are already standing.
Kulin said another 3,800 bollards could be installed before the end of February.
Concrete barriers will be temporarily placed in some areas that were planned to have bollards, Kulin said. Those locations are slated for development and any bollards installed would need to be removed during the construction.
By LAURA CARROLL
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Posted December 29, 2013 – 6:22pm
Dust off those glitter pants and top hats, it’s almost New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas.
With a collection of superstar performers and out-of-this-world dining menus, the city’s tourism industry is pulling out all the stops to make celebrating 2014 a stellar event.
About 335,000 visitors are expected to come to Las Vegas on Tuesday, bringing an estimated nongaming economic impact of $213 million, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Both figures are on par with last year’s numbers.
“We expect the same this year,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Although New Year’s Eve visitation is flat compared to 2012, the last day of the year still is attracting more people than in 2011 when 314,000 visitors came to celebrate in Las Vegas. That year brought in a $192.6 million nongaming economic impact.
Citywide occupancy on the last night of 2013 is expected to be at 98 percent, also the same as last year. And yes, guests are paying a premium.
A deluxe king room at Mandalay Bay on Tuesday, for example, is priced at $526.50. Over at Planet Hollywood Resort, a Strip-view room is costing $409, and a Strip-view king room at Treasure Island costs $386 on the big night. When booking your New Year’s Eve lodging for this or any year, keep in mind that Tull said prime locations go first.
The privately owned Trump International, which features a rooftop pool deck with prime fireworks viewing, has rooms for $334 per night. Guests there can attend a free fete in the DJT Lounge, or indulge in the prix fixe menu at DJT Restaurant.
“That’s been very popular,” said marketing manager Jason Demuth. “Our emphasis is service, so we don’t charge for music or entertainment on our property. And we have a complimentary champagne toast. I think that’s kind of unique.” Read more…