Teams setting up steel posts along Strip for pedestrian security

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Shutterstock Bollards just like the ones the Clark County Commission is having set up along the Las Vegas Strip.

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017|10:30 a.m.

Teams are setting up the very first set of bollard safety posts along the southern portion of the Las Vegas that are meant to keep pedestrians safe.

Authorities state the thick steel posts can withstanding impact from a 15,000-pound lorry travelling at 55 miles per hour.

The new precaution comes after drivers plowed down pedestrians in New York and Barcelona, Spain.

It is also in action to a 2015 occasion where cops say a female driver intentionally drove onto the walkway, hitting 37 people and killing one.

Teams began setting up the posts early Monday and will continue working each weekday from midnight to 11 a.m.

. They state it will take several months to install the initial 800 bollards.

Another 7,500 bollards will be installed next year.

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