LAS VEGAS - Drivers say they cannot see cross traffic at Cochiti Lake Street and Neches Avenue near Mountain's Edge due to limited visibility. Some drivers want traffic control features or signs in the area.
The road curves in such a manner that oncoming traffic is hidden. The community's homeowners association is already taking steps to alleviate the problem. The HOA facilities director did a terrific job by quickly removing bushes and improving visibility.
County officials, meanwhile, launched a multi-way stop study. County researchers completed data collection and found multi-way stop signs are not warranted at this intersection. Approximately 75 percent of traffic is on Cochiti Lake, so traffic is not balanced in all directions.
The study also found only one accident in the last year that was not correctable, meaning the area does not appear to be accident prone.
The county is also reviewing sight distance or the length of roadway visible to a driver. This study will take 30 to 45 days to complete. Possible remedies would be additional signage and pavement marking modifications.