LAS VEGAS - Viewers say a pedestrian signal at Las Vegas Boulevard and SLS Way triggers a stop light on the Strip that backs up traffic, even if no pedestrians are present.
The historic Sahara hotel and casino closed in May 2011. One month later, Traffic8 got a traffic study launched at this signal.
Traffic8 aired the results of that study in September 2012. The county removed vehicle detection, keeping this light as a pedestrian-activated crossing. That means the signal only changes when someone pushes the button. If there are no pedestrians present, presumably, the light will remain green for drivers along Las Vegas Boulevard.
Viewers say they were still getting stuck at red lights, however, even in the middle of the night with no pedestrians present.
Signal technicians found a faulty pedestrian module and replaced it. This problem is solved.