Visitors to the Las Vegas Strip will have to endure major roadworks in April and May as the preparations for the Formula One Grand Prix gather pace.
The race itself won’t take place until late in the year, but there is an awful lot to get through before then.
Construction of a 300,000-square-foot, four-story paddock is already underway, but the track itself needs to be prepared as well.
Anyone who has visited Las Vegas in the last few years will be aware that the surface of Las Vegas Boulevard is not really in the best of condition.
It is certainly not in good enough condition to allow for two dozen high-performance race cars to hurtle up and down it safely at 200mph.
So solve that issue, the roads used for the F1 Grand Prix track will be completely resurfaced in spring and early summer, with the Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard) set be affected for more than a month.
Full repaving works for the Las Vegas Grand Prix
April 2 – April 7: Sands Avenue
April 9 – May 19: Las Vegas Boulevard
May 22 – May 26: Harmon Avenue
June 11 to June 16: Koval Lane
June 19 – June 30: The area around the paddock site
August 21 to August 25: The area around the MSG Sphere site
There will still be plenty of work to do even after the repaving works, though. Temporary Grandstands will need to be erected along the route, including one at the Bellagio fountains, as well as plans finalised for the 45,000-person fan festival.