HENDERSON, Nev. - A viewer asks why the traffic light at Stephanie Street and I-215 seems to switch to a timer at 6 a.m., causing lengthy delays.
The delays affect traffic going from northbound Stephanie to westbound 215. This is a lagging left turn next to the freeway, which is typically a longer wait. Vehicles often wait two minutes for the light to change, which commuters say is too long.
The viewer says many vehicles run the light after waiting for what they deemed long enough. He noted the signal may work later in the day, but early in the morning, it's a problem.
Henderson officials say at 6 a.m., this signal is operated by the RTC FAST system. After Traffic8 inquired about the light, technicians agreed to reduce the timing of the signal cycle to 60 seconds from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. This will cut the wait time in half on the left-turn phase for drivers.