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New traffic signals being installed near Wet 'n' Wild water park

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New traffic signals being installed near Wet 'n' Wild water park

By Michael Lopardi. CREATED May 6, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Changes are in the works to help alleviate traffic problems near Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas.

Clark County is making good on its promise.

On Tuesday, commissioners approved more than $1 million for two new traffic signals near the water park. The plan is to install signals at the intersections of Fort Apache and Maule, and Fort Apache and Warm Springs.

The project will also include a new median for part of Fort Apache.

Neighbors turned to Action News about six months ago, concerned about summer traffic. It's not only the water park. New homes are under construction and a school is nearby.

Commissioner Susan Brager said the new fuel tax helped accelerate the project, "It's really important and imperative for safety and traffic flow, especially for Maule and Fort Apache, there's a middle school right there."

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for late-May.

The signals will go up separately. Both should be in place by the middle of August.

Michael Lopardi

Michael Lopardi

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Michael Lopardi is the featured reporter of the You Ask. We Investigate. franchise at Action News.