New Ward 5 Traffic Improvements Start Today
The city of Las Vegas plans to begin work today to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Rancho Drive and Palomino Lane. A signal at Rancho and Palomino will help improve the safety of this intersection, which accommodates an average of 40,000 vehicles each day, including traffic associated with area hospitals and Wasden Elementary School. A combination of day and night work will be performed.
A second traffic signal installation project for Ward 5 at the Washington Avenue and Comstock Drive intersection is scheduled to start later this month.
Between 16,000 and 20,000 vehicles per day travel through the Washington and Comstock intersection. And because nearby Bonanza Village residents have only Comstock as their one way in and out of their neighborhood, it has become increasingly difficult for drivers to exit onto Washington. The new signal will solve that problem and also will provide a pedestrian phase for the residents who walk to and from the nearby bus stops.
These two signals are part of a larger project that includes work in three additional locations across the city. Construction on all these improvements will take approximately 10 months and $920,000 to complete. Funding for the traffic improvements is provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Southern Nevada Paving is the contractor. The city of Las Vegas Public Works Department is managing the project.
I appreciate your patience during the temporary inconveniences of construction while we work to improve safety for everyone.