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Tropicana/Las Vegas Boulevard Pedestrian Bridges

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The Tropicana Pedestrian Bridge and Escalator Replacement Project is a $30 million upgrade of the 22-year-old pedestrian bridges at Tropicana Avenue (State Route 593) and Las Vegas Boulevard. 

The project will replace the existing 16 escalators (four at each corner) with state-of-the art equipment and enhance the existing pedestrian bridge finishes at the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

The project will also include new low-energy glass and air-conditioning units installed at each of the eight elevators at this location, the removal and replacement of existing bridge guardrail systems, removal and replacement of bridge and deck stair wearing surfaces, and construction of new maintenance rooms including the upgrade of existing electrical room and elevator machine room equipment and finishes.

Aesthetic bridge improvements include placing new tempered glass wind screens and aluminum composite metal cladding as well as new lighted hand railings. The glass screens allow for an enhanced Las Vegas Strip experience as pedestrians can now clearly snap photos of surrounding sites rather than peering though fencing.


 Old pedestrian bridge design                                                  New  pedestrian bridge design


Construction on the Tropicana Pedestrian Bridge Escalator Replacement Project began in May 2016.The Construction Manager at-Risk is The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. Jacobs Engineering Group is the Project Engineer and Studio West, Inc. serves as the architect. The south and east bridges are complete and work is currently underway on the north bridge. The west bridge will be the last to be constructed.

 Project Timeline


  • Bridge construction is scheduled to take place between July 2016 and January 2018.
  • Wet utility construction: May 2016 - September 2016C01_0177
  • Phase 1: June 2016 - December 2016
  • Phase 2: January 2017 - June 2017
  • Phase 3: April 2017 - September 2017
  • Phase 4: July 2017 - December 2017

Construction is being carefully phased and scheduled around large events, shows and conventions in cooperation with MGM Resorts International, Penn National Gaming, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which is providing a portion of the project funding. During construction, one pedestrian bridge at a time will be closed entirely to pedestrian traffic. During that time, pedestrians will be diverted around the closed bridge to the remaining pedestrian bridges for access to the nearby resort properties. The project office is located at 4710 Deckow Lane, Las Vegas.

For More Information

To receive project updates, text TROPESCALATOR to 22828 from a mobile device, or email

Project Contact

Jeff Lerud
Phone: (702) 671-8865