Pedestrian safety improvement project complete along Boulder Highway

More changes and improvements to Boulder Highway could be made in the future
Posted at 10:00 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 10:39:42-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Boulder Highway, considered one of Clark County's deadliest roads, could now be a little safer for pedestrians. The $1.5 million pedestrian safety improvement project is now complete.

NDOT identified eight problem spots, and installed new crosswalks, warning signs, flashing beacons, and offset medians.

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According to NDOT, the safety improvements along Boulder Highway were made at:

  • Oakey Boulevard
  • The Boulder Palms Senior Apartment community
  • Whitney Avenue
  • Hamilton Avenue
  • Corn Street
  • Foster Avenue
  • Lowery Street
  • Veterans Affairs Southeast Clinic

13 Action News spoke with residents at Boulder Palms Senior Apartment community.

"We have people in here that use canes and scooter," says Diane Monzano, who uses a scooter to get around.

Monzano says she and her neighbors have waited years for these improvements, but says she still hasn't crossed the street on her own yet.

"I haven't got the nerve," says Monzano. She says she has noticed several cars aren't yet aware of the new rules.

According to the Department of Public Safety, since 2006, Boulder Highway has seen more than 50 pedestrian deaths.

NDOT recently conducted a study and is working on a plan to give the corridor a full makeover.