Clark County commissioner pushes for crosswalk light from state
Clark County, NV (KTNV)- It's an intersection Action News has focused on in the past; most recently last week. We have pointed out the dangers at Lake Mead and Sloan, but still no results. Now continuing coverage and one woman's persistence may finalPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Clark County, NV (KTNV) -- It's an intersection Action News has focused on in the past; most recently last week. We have pointed out the dangers at Lake Mead and Sloan, but still no results.
Now continuing coverage and one woman's persistence may finally result in a safer place to walk. This is the latest crosswalk danger we are looking into.
What it will all come down to, says one county commissioner, is whether the state and the county will agree to work together to make this place safer.
After capturing a rear-end collision at Lake Mead and Sloan, we head back out to the far east side of the Valley and again capture more dangerous moments for pedestrians.
Kids jaywalking, cars barely stopping in time, and some vehicles completely ignoring a man in the middle of a crosswalk!
"People were really floored by that. It shows how dangerous this is," says Shela Yates.
She came out again to the intersection and ran into her county commissioner who was giving Action News an update on what he was doing to fix the problem.
"He's concerned. He understands what we're talking about. The last thing he said that really, really, I mean, my heart is so full right now. We're going to get a light," says Yates.
After showing him the story we ran last week, he assured us the county would do something to increase safety.
"We're going to fund part of if not all of flashing lights here for a fire station and pedestrians," says Commissioner Tom Collins of Clark County.
Commissioner Collins says there are several factors that concern him.
Two of those are the rec center and the senior center that are across the street. Then you add the newly built fire station and all the pedestrians in this area and he says that makes for a very bad formula.
"Clark County has presented three proposals on this crossing to NDOT. We are waiting for results from NDOT," says Collins.
The state now has to approve one of those proposals. Yates only has this to say to the state.
"Now you hearing it? Your hearing it and if you keep on not helping us and something really, really bad comes out here, Oh boy! Oh boy. You have not heard anything yet, because you've been warned. You've been warned," says Yates.
We spoke with NDOT and they confirm with us that a traffic engineer is looking into that intersection. They say that many times though a traffic study can takes weeks to put together.