Construction is nearing completion on the $30 million Tropicana Pedestrian Bridge and Escalator Replacement Project in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ahead of schedule and on budget, the team has successfully implemented partnering under the guidance of VCG Master-Level Partnering Facilitator Neal Flesner to function as a World Class™ team.
Serving roughly 130,000 pedestrians a day on the busy Las Vegas Strip, this highly-visible transportation project includes the replacement of 16 existing escalators (four at each corner) with modern equipment and upgrades to four, 22-year-old pedestrian bridges that provide transportation to and from nearby hotels and casinos at the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.
New features include low-energy glass and air conditioning units installed in eight elevators, as well as the replacement of the bridge guardrail systems with tempered glass wind screens and aluminum composite metal cladding, and new lighted hand railings. Other work entails the replacement of existing deck stair wearing surfaces, construction of new maintenance rooms, including the upgrade of existing electrical room and elevator machine room equipment and finishes.
Construction began in May 2016 and was phased to accommodate large events, shows and conventions, with the west bridge finishing last by the end of 2017. The construction manager at-risk is Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. Jacobs Engineering Group is the project engineer and Studio West served as the architect.
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