LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Drivers who commute in the Southwest Valley may notice a new traffic signal on Buffalo Drive and Patrick Lane on Thursday.
It's a new installation that will hopefully make the roads safer. As the southwest valley continues to expand, Las Vegas residents will be seeing more lights going up along bustling streets.
#TrafficAlert: Cmsr. @MichaelNaft and #ClarkCounty Public Works just activated a new #traffic signal at Buffalo and Patrick in rapidly expanding SW Las #Vegas. They were joined by staff from @OppVillageLV which sits on one corner of the intersection. #VegasTraffic pic.twitter.com/Yze86gvxzg— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) May 5, 2022
The new light is part of a larger project that included the construction of two other signals in the valley. In December of 2021, a new traffic light was added to the intersection of Fort Apache Road and Patrick Lane.
Commissioner Naft of District A says the area sees upwards of 18,0000 vehicles pass through the intersection each day.
This growth is particular in the Southwest part of the valley, and it is only going to add to the traffic.
Commissioner Naft says he hopes the addition of a new light will, "improve the traffic flow in the area and make it safer for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians."