A new traffic signal is being turned on Thursday morning at a dangerous intersection in the valley.
Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick will turn on a new traffic signal at Lake Mead Boulevard and Sloan Lane at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
"With a fire station just down the street, and a park and community centers nearby, this intersection is certainly a busy one," Commissioner Kirkpatrick said. "This new traffic signal will make the area safer for drivers and pedestrians."
In addition to the new traffic signal, the project included extending Sloan south of Lake Mead to Meikle Lane and adding arrows for left-turns at the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and Mt. Hood Street.
The intersection has been the site of several crashes, some of which involved pedestrians and were deadly. Residents in the area started a petition in 2012 to have the light installed, but there was a delay until it could be determined who was responsible for doing so.
The light was paid for in part by the Fuel Revenue Indexing program.