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Work starts Sunday on Eastern Ave. improvements

Crews will start work Sunday on a section of Eastern Avenue between St. Rose Parkway and Silverado Ranch Boulevard.

According to the city of Henderson, crews will be upgrading the road to make it safer for drivers and bicyclists.

Crews will be working between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. There will be lane restrictions nightly through the end of the year. They will be removing and replacing asphalt, bringing sidewalk ramps up to American with Disabilities Act standards and creating bicycle lanes.

The project was funded by the fuel tax increase passed by the Clark County Commission last year. 

Bail set for teen accused of striking officer with vehicle

Bail has been set for the young man accused of hitting and dragging a Metro Police officer with his car.

A judge set bail at $120,000 on Tuesday for a teenager charged with attempted murder in a hit-and-run crash that injured a Las Vegas police officer.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Woman killed in head-on collision on I-215

LAS VEGAS - A woman is dead after a head-on collision near I-215 and Windmill Lane.

The accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Nevada Highway Patrol says a Toyota truck was traveling in the wrong direction along westbound I-215, when it collided with a Hyundai.

The female driver of the Hyundai died at the scene of the accident. Emergency crews transported the male driver of the Toyota to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the man may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

 

2 suspects arrested in officer-involved crash

LAS VEGAS -- Two men are facing charges in connection with an officer-involved accident after police say they hit a Metro officer.

Police arrested 18-year-old Jacob Groh of Henderson and 18-year-old Aaron Miller of Las Vegas Thursday night. According to police, Groh was driving the car that actually hit the officer. He is being charged with attempted murder, DUI-drugs and several traffic-related offenses. Miller was the passenger and is being charged with failure to give information to an officer at a vehicle accident

The crash happened on westbound Windmill Lane and Eastern Avenue just before 6 p.m. Thursday. The victim was part of a group of officers who were trying to stop traffic to move a car that was involved in a previous crash.

Driving You Crazy: Traffic light at Eastern and Siena Heights

HENDERSON, Nev. - A viewer says the traffic light at Eastern Avenue and Siena Heights Drive causes unusually long delays.

Traffic8 investigated and discovered there was a problem at this intersection, but it was not the traffic light. The detection camera was malfunctioning. That's the reason drivers had to wait multiple cycles for a green light.

Traffic8 reached out to the City of Henderson. Crews have replaced the faulty camera, and it should now be working and easing traffic delays in the area.

Malfunctioning traffic lights and detection cameras can make drivers late to work or lead to some drivers running traffic lights that take too long to turn green. Often, the light needs to be reset or the detection camera needs to be replaced.

If you see a problem like this or you experience other traffic problems on the road, e-mail Demetria Obilor.

Coroner identifies body found near Galleria in Henderson

HENDERSON, NV -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man found at Galleria Drive and Gibson as 61-year-old Franklin Kent Campbell. 

It was around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning that Henderson Police responded to a call about a man in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators think he was trying to cross the street when someone hit him, then took off. The coroner's office says his injuries were consistent with being hit by a car, and have ruled his death accidental.

Driving You Crazy: Visibility at Reunion and Anthem

HENDERSON, Nev. - A Henderson resident says it’s nearly impossible to turn right onto Anthem Parkway from eastbound Reunion Drive. A large community sign blocks the view of many drivers. The viewer asks if the sign can be moved to improve visibility.

Henderson officials say traffic engineers have reviewed this location several times. The city states there is enough distance to safely turn onto the roadway, despite the sign.

Henderson traffic engineers say the sign is at least 350 feet outside the travel lane. They say that's enough room for drivers to make a safe turn when turning right on red.

They also suggest if a driver feels uncomfortable turning on red, the driver should wait until the signal turns green before proceeding.

Henderson are, however, addressing a hedge that is located next to the sign that could restrict visibility.

City officials contacted the community association and asked to have the hedge removed.