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Blue Diamond traffic study results may be released Monday morning


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Blue Diamond traffic study results may be released Monday morning

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Jan 12, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- We could know as early as Monday morning the results of several Blue Diamond Road traffic studies.

A public meeting held in the state's capitol may shed some light on Nevada Department of Transportation's latest safety efforts.

For residents near Blue Diamond and Cimarron, the results can't come any quicker.  

At a community meeting last month, the distraught mother of Helen Liu made an emotional plea for change. 

Her daughter died while crossing this infamous intersection on Highway 160 in November. 

NDOT said a total of eight people lost their lives on this stretch of road last year. After much public outcry, NDOT, along with local officials, expedited several traffic studies to examine safety concerns on Blue Diamond.  

Right now there are no traffic lights or marked crosswalks at Cimarron or El Capitan, and the speed limit remains 55, too fast many say for a residential community.  

So now concerned residents hold out hope that changes will be made.

Stacey Gualandi

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Stacey Gualandi joined the Action News team as a general assignment reporter in July 2013.