Monday, March 7, 2016 | 11:14 a.m.
The pedestrian overpasses at Tropicana Avenue and South Las Vegas Boulevard are about to get an overhaul.
The Nevada Department of Transportation announced today that work would begin April 12 on a $30 million upgrade to the bridges, starting with utility work at the intersection. From there, workers will begin renovating the south bridge in June and then will work counterclockwise, phasing the construction around large events, shows and conventions.
Workers will replace 16 escalators, along with installing new low-energy glass and air-conditioning units to the elevators. Lighted handrails and tempered glass wind screens will be among other improvements.
Lane closures will occur from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, but NDOT says two lanes of traffic will remain open at all times during construction.
The overpasses, installed in 2004, connect the Tropicana, MGM Grand, New York-New York and Excalibur.