Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip) is being renovated south of Russell Road. Palm trees and fake turf are being installed on the segment of median north of the famous "Welcome" sign, to Russell Road (which is the south side of the property of Mandalay Bay).
The median north of Russell was renovated some time ago.
Previously the median was still in tune with older Las Vegas. Rocks, sand, and beer bottles.
Now there will be palm trees, fake grass, and beer bottles.
This area is supposed to get a small parking lot for the sign, but I am still under the impression that construction for that will be south of the sign.