LAS VEGAS - A viewer asks why police officers are directing traffic daily behind the Mandalay Bay garage.
Many drivers say the traffic control efforts are causing delays of 45 minutes or longer, especially in the afternoon. They say this makes no sense and creates gridlock before drivers begin their commutes home.
While this may seem to be counterproductive, police officers are directing traffic on Frank Sinatra Drive because of the high volume of cars coming out of the Mandalay Bay garage.
Clark County engineers say a traffic signal at the garage exit is under design. The goal would be to regulate this parking garage gridlock.
Since Mandalay Bay's parking garage exit sits on private property, Mandalay Bay is responsible for the traffic signal study. That study is complete, and it revealed a signal is warranted.
Technicians are currently designing and constructing the traffic signal. Once complete, those Metro officers will no longer need to direct traffic. In the meantime, Mandalay Bay will pay for the officers to keep traffic moving.
The signal is expected to be completed between February and April 2014.