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Senior community hopes Boulder Highway will be safer

Boulder Highway to receive pedestrian safety improvements
Posted at 8:46 AM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 12:06:18-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada Department of Transportation is working on a $1.5 million project to improve pedestrian safety along a 14-mile stretch of Boulder Highway. The 6-month long project will improve 8 different trouble areas by adding mid-block crossings with overhead rapid flashing beacons, making median enhancements, installing pedestrian warning signs, and installing new crosswalks.

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The 8 trouble areas receiving improvements include:

  • Oakey Blvd.
  • Boulder Palms Senior Apartment Community, 4350 Boulder Highway
  • Whitney Avenue
  • Hamilton Avenue
  • Corn Street
  • Foster Avenue
  • Lowery Street
  • Veterans Affairs Southeast Clinic, 1020 S. Boulder Highway

13 Action News spoke to residents at the Boulder Palms Senior Apartment Community complex.

"A lot have walkers, or they have electronic chairs," says one resident, Angela Chambers. She says for years, residents there have wanted safety features outside their complex.

"It's a matter of safety," says Chambers. "We need it here so badly, and we've been wanting it for a long time."

NDOT is currently conducting a study to give Boulder Highway a full makeover.