LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A dangerous intersection in the north end of the valley just off of Las Vegas Boulevard is expected to close permanently next month.

The closure will take place at the intersection of Sloan Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard on Nov. 19.

Sloan Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard intersection to be closed effective Nov. 19 (Google Images)

Nellis Air Force Base released the details on its Twitter on Monday, adding that due to “rapid growth in the area has become increasingly unsafe with the most recent tragedy occurring on Sept. 23. The safety of the Nellis populace and its neighbors is paramount.”

Road signage is already being put into place around the area alerting drivers of the upcoming change and options for alternate routes.

Alternate routes following Sloan Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard permanent closure. (Credit: Clark County)

Martinez Autch said he worked at the Bed Bath and Beyond plant along Sloan Lane and believes the troubled intersection is worse at during the evening hours.

“It’s dangerous, very dangerous and I would like to see them correct that,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of close calls. People who walk and catch the bus, are really in danger because they don’t have any type of lighting.”

Data from the Nevada Department of Transportation showed that 20 crashes happened on Sloan Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard from 2016 to 2020.

Nevada State Police recently investigated a deadly crash in which the drivers of two vehicles died in September at that intersection.

The crash involved a semi-truck and a sedan, just after 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, NSP stated.

The sedan was traveling northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard when it turned left in front of the semi-truck that was traveling southbound, NSP said.

Deadly crash on Las Vegas Blvd and Range Road on Sept. 23. (KLAS)

Both vehicles ended up colliding with each other, and the semi-truck then hit an outer wall at Nellis Air Force Base, according to NSP.