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Las Vegas Monorail pauses construction

Monorail service has been suspended since March 18.
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The Las Vegas Monorail Co. has suspended construction of two monorail stops on the Las Vegas Strip due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a local news report. 

All monorail activities related to the company’s Mandalay Bay extension and Sands Avenue Station project, which include construction of a monorail stop at the future MSG Sphere entertainment venue, have been put on hold, a monorail spokesperson told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  

Construction of the MSG Sphere, located at The Venetian off of Sands Avenue, has also been suspended by its developers. Overall project completion — originally scheduled to open in 2021 — is expected to be delayed, developers said in a March press release.

Monorail operations have been suspended since March 18 due to the pandemic.

Monorail officials told the news outlet that the company has applied for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance funds through the U.S. Small Business Administration, but that it has not received funding.

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