Clark County begins installation of bollards along Las Vegas Strip
November 13, 2017 8:56 AM
by Robert Mann
In Southern Nevada, Clark County has now begun installation of 800 steel posts called bollards between the street and sidewalks along some areas of the Las Vegas Strip.
County staff members note the posts are strong enough to stop a flatbed truck traveling 55 mph. This first phase of the project begins at seven locations between Tropicana Avenue and Spring Mountain Road including parts of the sidewalks in front of the Bellagio fountains, Paris Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Harrah’s, The Venetian and New York-New York.
County spokesman Dan Kulin said, “The locations were selected based upon recommendations from Metro police.”
The goal is to thwart vehicle-ramming attacks such as those that have killed pedestrians worldwide. The county seeks to have as many bollards as possible installed before New Year’s Eve.
In 2018, there are plans to install an additional 7,500 along the Strip, from Sahara Avenue to the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, near Mandalay Bay.