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May 25, 2019

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Neon arches to welcome visitors to downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas Welcome Arch

City of Las Vegas

An artist’s rendering of a new arch sign marking downtown Las Vegas.

The city of Las Vegas on Thursday 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 apex.

No timetable was provided for when the new sign will be erected.

The city has been without a downtown gateway landmark since 2016, when a pickup truck plowed into the old welcome sign — a scaled-down version of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign just south of the Strip.