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Concerned parents want stoplight at 'dangerous' west Las Vegas intersection

Posted at 10:17 AM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2020-01-16 13:36:49-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A couple of concerned mothers reached out to 13 Action News about a 'dangerous' intersection they pass by every day - Buffalo Drive and Sunset Road.

"It's a matter of time before someone gets hurt in this intersection," Jessica Sullivan said.

Parents pass through it every day while dropping off and picking up their kids from nearby American Prep Academy. They're concerned the four-way stop is a disaster waiting to happen.

"During school pickup hours, the intersection is chaos. I make a left-hand turn from Buffalo to Sunset and cars always T-bone me," said mother, Tiffany Wang.

So instead of a four-way stop, parents said they want a stop light.

Tiffany Wang told 13 Action News when she asked Clark County about it about a year ago, she was told the intersection has been approved for a stoplight but hasn't heard anything since - leaving parents wondering when something will be done to protect their kids.

"If a stop light can prevent a child from getting injured then that should be a priority," Sullivan said.

13 Action News reached out to the county and found out it took them about six months to acquire the right of way for some of the property by the intersection so they can eventually install a stop light.

In June 2019, neighbors near Buffalo Drive and Sunset Road should see traffic signals there.