Despite much of Las Vegas being shut down right now, several major construction projects are still taking place here. City officials want to ensure that these projects are completed by their originally planned dates. Construction will begin on a massive Las Vegas road project next week.
It’s great news to see these projects take place. Many analysts around the country are trying to predict when Las Vegas will get back to normal. Today, we’re going to look at the new construction project set to take place here. We’ll also discuss some of the other major projects in the city.
Let’s get into it!
Governor Sisolak Extends Casino Shutdown
Nearly 785,000 people have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus in the United States. In some parts of the country, infection rates are beginning to plateau. In other areas, these rates are increasing rapidly.
Nevada has a relatively low number of infections right now. According to John Hopkins University, 3,840 individuals have been confirmed infected in this state. Despite the fact that infections are low, Nevada’s officials are maintaining strict social distancing measures.
All casinos in Nevada have been forced to close down. Not long ago, Governor Steve Sisolak decided to extend the casino closures here. This has been devastating for many companies in cities like Las Vegas, some of which are losing millions of dollars every single day.
Carolyn Goodman, the Mayor of Las Vegas, has begun to plead for changes. She is arguing that the city cannot survive long-term under the current restrictions. Several major Las Vegas casino CEO’s have also presented their own plans to reopen the state economy.
Sisolak isn’t budging, though. He believes that the regulations set in place are necessary to prevent further infection spread. The Governor is not revealing when gambling venues will open to the public once again.
Interestingly, major construction projects are still able to take place here.
Work on a Major Las Vegas Road Project Will Soon Begin
There are always construction projects taking place in Las Vegas. New hotel-casinos are constantly opening here and city officials continue to look at improving infrastructure. Next week, construction on the largest road project in the history of the city will officially begin.
Work on a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard will kick off on April 27th. The $125 million project is expected to take three years to complete. It includes replacing underground utilities, traffic signals, medians, curbs, and sidewalks and pavement.
Margaret Kurtz, city spokesperson, commented on the need for this project to the media this week.
“The existing waterlines to be replaced are from 1955, the storm drains from 1954, some of the traffic signals from 1965, and the sewer pipe from 1942,” she said.
Many city residents are excited to see the Las Vegas road project begin. It should help to significantly improve the Downtown area. This isn’t the only major construction project taking place in this city. Unfortunately, some of them are being affected by the coronavirus.
Worker at Circa Casino Resort Tests Positive for Coronavirus
This is a very tough time for Las Vegas right now. Many businesses are shutting down and tourism here is at an all-time low. There are still a huge number of major construction projects taking place in this city. That includes the new Las Vegas road project.
One of the biggest projects is on the Circa Casino Resort in Downtown Las Vegas. This new property, owned by the Stevens brothers, is expected to be the most impressive venue ever opened in Downtown Las Vegas. It will feature the largest pool in the city and thousands of feet of gaming space.
Unfortunately, a worker at Circa Las Vegas has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Company officials released a statement about the situation to the media this week.
“The individual is now in isolation and will not return to work until cleared to do so by their healthcare provider,” the statement said.
There are now several measures set in place to prevent further infections. That includes directing team members who feel sick or have health-related concerns to stay home and reducing “worker concentrations,” staggering start times for employees and adjusting “workflows as necessary.”
As of now, these projects are still continuing. If more infections are reported, however, city officials may force major construction to halt.
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