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Driving You Crazy: Quick light at U.S. 95 and Flamingo | News

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Driving You Crazy: Quick light at U.S. 95 and Flamingo
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LAS VEGAS - Tamara says when she exits southbound U.S. 95 to westbound Flamingo Road, the turn signal changes quickly, causing traffic back-ups to Sandhill Road.

Regional Transportation Commission FAST is responsible for the coordination of this signal.

FAST representatives say more than 57,000 vehicles use this stretch daily. The morning and afternoon commutes are especially busy, because students, parents and faculty are making their way to and from nearby Chaparral High School.

After Traffic8 contacted FAST, technicians improved the Flamingo signal. Drivers have four extra seconds to make the light.

Eventually, the signal timing on Flamingo between Eastern Avenue and U.S. 95 will be adjusted with new cycle lengths and sequencing. This will improve commutes along Flamingo at Pecos Road and Sandhill, but it might affect traffic at Eastern. Once those changes are made, FAST says the commute should be better.

What's driving you crazy? E-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Demetria Obilor.

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