- 700 steel posts will be erected along the Las Vegas Strip
- The project will cost around $4 million, but it should prevent tragic events like the one that took place in Barcelona on Thursday
There is a new urgency to install preventative steel posts along the Las Vegas Strip following recent terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.
On Thursday August 17th, a van crashed into crowds at Barcelona’s tourist hotspot Las Ramblas, killing 13 people and just hours later another car attack killed one and injured six in Cambrils, south-west of Barcelona.
After similar attacks in London and Nice, Clark County officials decided to install hundreds of steel posts along the on the streets of the world’s casino capital and the Las Vegas Review Journal has recently reported how efforts are being stepped up in the wake of this latest deadly terror attack.
Feeling of urgency
Steve Sisolak, Commission Chairman, told the Vegas Review Journal that the attacls are a sad reminder that these things can happen everywhere, without any prior warning.
Whether they happen intentionally or as an accident, county officials feel they need to do everything they can to protect the citizens, and they need to do it as soon as possible.
Setting no less than 700 steel posts, covering the area between Tropicana Avenue and Spring Mountain Road, including the area around Bellagio casino resort, should go a long way in achieving this goal. Bollards will allegedly be able to stop a flatbed truck going 55 mph, as the below video shows.
Vegas’ Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani has stated that everyone involved will do everything they can to speed up the public work if possible, so to prevent the kind of events we’ve been hearing about lately.
The project will get underway in October and it will be performed by Las Vegas’ Muller Construction. Costs of setting up these bollards will be almost $4 million and it should take about two months for the entire project to be completed.
Protecting people of Las Vegas
This project is just the first step in a broader plan to offer better safety for citizens and visitors of Las Vegas and our map below shows highlights the key areas of the casino hotbed.
Clark County officials are doing all they can do to protect the people of Las Vegas and we can expect other cities in the US and around the globe to be implementing similar measures, such as those pictured above in London, in the near future.
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