LAS VEGAS - Multiple viewers say the intersection of Fort Apache Road and Maule Avenue is dangerous for students.
Viewers say students from nearby Faiss Middle School deserve a traffic light and crossing guards for safer crossings. Another viewer points out traffic in the area will increase with the opening of the Wet ‘n' Wild water park in May.
The intersection is a two-way stop with three marked crosswalks and flashing school lights with speeds of 15 mph and 25 mph.
The county has tried to install signals at the intersection before. Transportation officials have conducted yearly traffic studies since 2008.
As of November 2012, the intersection does not meet the necessary criteria for a four-way stop. Eighty five percent of the traffic volume comes from Fort Apache alone. That is too unbalanced for a signal.
County officials are aware Wet ‘n' Wild's opening will increase local traffic, and they have agreed to study this intersection again after the park opens.
Traffic8, meanwhile, has reached out to Metro Police and the Clark County School District regarding the potential for school crossing guards and a greater police presence. Traffic8 will revisit this issue with future updates.