LAS VEGAS - A viewer says long delays persist on northbound Mountain Vista Street at Russell Road. The turn signal allowing traffic to turn toward westbound Russell often takes two to three cycles to change – especially early in the morning.
The viewer wants to know if a flashing yellow arrow can be installed at this intersection.
This is an intersection that operates with protected left turns in all directions. The City of Las Vegas' contract with the Nevada Department of Transportation to install flashing yellow arrows only covers intersections with existing five-head signals that allow permissive turns. In other words, no flashing yellow lights will be installed at Russell and Mountain Vista.
Traffic8 reached out to the city's traffic operations technicians to check the signal equipment. Regional Transportation Commission FAST also studied the timing.
Signal technicians found, most of the time, the light works properly. The light is, however, experiencing intermittent issues.
Technicians discovered they adjusted the detection zones in March. They are now checking if that adjustment is affecting left-turn signals. Crews will return to the intersection Monday. They expect to fix the light by the end of the week.
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