Downtown Las Vegas to receive new $60,000 welcome sign

May 23, 2018 9:32 AM

The reinvention of downtown Las Vegas is continuing with word that the city government has approved a plan to spend about $60,000 on an arch-style sign to greet motorists headed north on Las Vegas Boulevard into downtown.

The new sign will feature double neon blue arches stretching over Las Vegas Boulevard and Main Street north of the Stratosphere, with the city’s pink Las Vegas logo suspended from the highpoint.

There’s no current timetable when the new sign will be erected.

The city has been without a downtown gateway landmark since 2016, when a pickup truck demolished the previous welcome sign, a scaled-down version of the popular “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign just south of the Strip.