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Dangerous Las Vegas Boulevard intersection gets new traffic signals

New traffic signals were activated Wednesday morning at a dangerous Las Vegas Boulevard intersection.

Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft was joined by the family of Andrew Melnichuk, who was killed in 2021 in a motorcycle crash at the intersection, as the traffic signals were activated for the first time at the crossing of Las Vegas Boulevard and Agate Avenue.

Aside from the fatal 2021 crash, the intersection has seen 24 crashes in the last two years alone. On average 18,000 vehicles travel through the intersection daily, according to Clark County.

Four new traffic signal poles with signals, enhanced intersection lighting, four updated ADA access ramps and sidewalks were added at the intersection. New striping and signage were also added.

The road in the area will be repaved once warmer temperatures permit it, according to Clark County.

The area also includes Esplanade Senior Apartments and the Ensemble Senior Apartments, which are located west of the intersection.

“These signals and other improvements will go a long way toward boosting public safety at that intersection — not just for motorists, but particularly for elderly pedestrians who live in nearby senior housing,” Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft, who represents the area, said in the statement.

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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