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Neighbors worried about deadly crosswalk

Posted at 7:36 PM, Nov 19, 2015
Neighbors say the victim isn’t the only one who jaywalks on Charleston Boulevard between Arden Street and Nellis Boulevard.
"They do it constantly,” said Enrique Rauno.  He owns a store nearby. “It happens every day.”
Rauno says people jaywalk because the nearest places to cross with a signal and a crosswalk are “about 300, 400 yards away, maybe even farther."
Rauno and several others want traffic authorities to add a crosswalk near the exact spot where the victim was struck on Wednesday.
"There is no marked crosswalk with lights that pedestrians can push that tells drivers I'm crossing," said transportation researcher Erin Breen.
The Nevada Department of Transportation says they do have plans to make this road safer. They're installing pedestrian activated warning lights and fencing around the median to discourage jaywalking and channel foot-traffic to crosswalks.  
The project is currently in the design phase, and is expected to be done by the middle of 2016.