New Traffic Signal Online In Southwest

Young Boy Was Struck By Car In Area Last Year

Mitch Kelly
January 03, 2020 - 8:49 am
New Traffic Signal at Fort Apache and Arby

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A new traffic signal is up at running in the fast-growing southwest at an intersection near where a young boy was struck and killed last year.

The signal is at the intersection of Fort Apache and Arby, between Sunset and Warm Springs. 

The cry went up for a signal at that intersection after a 12 year old Faiss Middle School student was struck and killed by a car while trying to cross last March. The boy was out a marked crosswalk when hit, but the incident prompted a traffic study which later showed a traffic light was necessary there.

Clark County Public Works was able to fast-track the project so it could be finished as soon as possible.

The new traffic signal is at the main entrance and exit for Wet’n’Wild and is near Faiss Middle School and Faiss Park. Previously, pedestrians were directed to cross Ft. Apache at either Maule Avenue or Warm Springs Road.

“This new traffic signal gives anyone walking to Wet’n’Wild or Faiss Park a safe place to cross the street right in front of these attractions,” Commissioner Jones said. “I would like to thank the County Public Works Department for finding a way to complete this project earlier than expected.”

Jones represents Commission District F, which includes this area.