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Neighbors want safety improvements on road with deadly history

Posted at 5:45 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 21:21:33-04

Some neighbors are demanding safety improvements along a stretch of road that they say is dangerous.

It's happening along Convention Center Drive between Las Vegas Boulevard and Paradise Road.

Janet James lives nearby and says it's almost impossible for pedestrians to cross, especially during the busy times the street is named for.

"It's like New York City when CES gets here or certain conventions," James said.

A single crosswalk and a lone pedestrian sign is all that separates Convention Center Drive from an empty straightaway.

For some, it already feels like one.

Lucia Saldivar has to cross every day to get to work, and she says without stop signs or stoplights, it gets hectic.

"They don't even give you a chance to cross the street or anything so it's pretty difficult," Saldivar said.

A Clark County spokesperson told 13 Action News there are no plans right now to put in a traffic light, but they will look into James' and other's concerns.

Earlier this week, a woman was hit by a taxi and killed. Parts of Convention Center Drive were closed for several hours.

Neighbors tell us there was another deadly crash in the same spot two months ago.