LAS VEGAS (KLAS) –The repaving of the roads to be used for the November F1 race will start on April 2 and end on September 15.
According to F1 Las Vegas, the initial round resurfacing of the roads will be divided into six parts. 8 News Now learned only one lane will be closed at a time for repaving, and medians will be removed along Koval Lane, Harmon, and Sands avenues.
The first will be Sands Ave. between the MSG Sphere and the Las Vegas Strip. It will be repaved from April 2 through April 7.
Repaving then moves on to the Las Vegas Strip between Sands and Harmon. This will take place from April 9 through May 19.
Repaving continues from May 22 to May 26 along Harmon Ave. from the Strip to Koval Lane.
Next up will be the straight on Koval from the paddock area to the corner that turns east toward the MSG Sphere. This is scheduled to take place from June 11 through June 16.
Repaving then begins in the paddock area, which is also the start/finish area. This is not on a public street so it should have minimal impact on traffic. It will happen from June 19 to June 30.
Finally, the last area to be repaved will be the turns around the MSG Sphere. It will be paved from Aug. 21 to Aug. 25.
First Round of Track Paving
- Sands Ave — April 2 – 7
- Las Vegas Strip — April 9 – May 19
- Harmon Ave — May 22 – 26
- Koval Lane — June 11 – 16
- Paddock area — June 19 – 30
- MSG Sphere corners — Aug. 21 – 25
A final round of paving will also happen closer to the race (dates below) when crews will lay down two inches of dense asphalt that will be the actual track surface.
Second Round of Track Paving (rolling lane closures)
- Sands Ave — July 16 – 21
- Las Vegas Strip — July 23 – 28
- Harmon Ave — July 30 – Aug. 4
- Paddock area — Aug. 6 – 11
- Koval Lane — Aug. 13 – 18
- MSG Sphere corners — Sept. 10 – 15
F1 Las Vegas said in a Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board meeting two weeks ago it hopes the construction of the paddock area should be complete by the end of September. The inaugural race weekend is set for Nov. 16 – 18, 2023.
The LVCVA also approved the purchase of $7 million in Formula 1 tickets, $3 million to be sold at cost to local casinos, and $4 million to be given away as a promotion to agencies who bring visitors to Las Vegas.
“This week is the best possible week we can find for our customers to experience Las Vegas is going to be the most spectacular week the city has seen and to be able to bring our customers here is the most effective way that we can possibly sell,” Steve Hill president and CEO at the LVCVA said.
Hill also said there will be a complete list made public of those who are given the race tickets.