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Traffic signal to be installed on busy street

Posted at 4:15 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 21:20:33-04
Drivers are advised to use caution on Tropicana Avenue from Lindell Road to Decatur Boulevard as a project to add a new traffic signal and repave the road will require periodic lane closures starting this week and lasting through June.
The new signal will be added at Tropicana and Lindell and the new paving will include parts of both the intersections at Tropicana and Lindell and Tropicana and Decatur.
Beginning this week, traffic on this section of Tropicana will be limited to using one lane in each direction between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. when necessary to accommodate construction. Daytime traffic may be limited to two lanes in each direction at various times during the project, which is expected to be complete by the end of June.
Typically, Tropicana has three travel lanes in each direction in this area.
 Fast Trac Electric is the contractor for this project, which is funded in part through Fuel Revenue Indexing.
Fuel revenue is generated each time motorists fill their vehicles with gas.  A portion of what they pay at the pump helps fund transportation projects throughout Clark County.  
The Clark County Commission approved fuel revenue to be tied to the rate of inflation from January 2014 to December 2016.
This funding measure will help keep up with material and labor costs, raise $700 million, fund 221 projects and create 9,000 jobs.