LAS VEGAS - A viewer says Tenaya Way between Spring Mountain Road and Sahara Avenue contains deep dips that cause his car to bottom out. He wants to know if crews can level the road.
County officials say the solution is to drive slower. Those dips serve a specific purpose to keep drivers safe.
The dips on Tenaya at each intersection are called valley gutters. County crews utilize them at other intersections throughout the valley. Drivers typically find them on smaller, neighborhood streets, where the gutters channel water during heavy rainfall, through intersections and into storm drains.
Storm water is moved from those intersections into catch basins, then into the Las Vegas Wash and eventually into Lake Mead.
The speed limit on this section of Tenaya Way is 25 miles per hour. Clark County officials say they've studied the area. If your vehicle is moving at 25 mph, you'll be able to safely drive through the valley gutters without your car bottoming out or getting tossed around.