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Driving You Crazy: Long Lights Along Green Valley Parkway
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HENDERSON, Nev. - Drivers say traffic signals along Green Valley Parkway are not working properly and causing long delays.

Local officials say the lights are not malfunctioning. Henderson and other valley jurisdictions are making traffic signal timing changes that are required by new federal government rules. The changes are intended to match pedestrian crossing times.

Lights are now required to allow enough time for pedestrians with slower walking speeds – approximately three to four feet per second. The extra time is intended to give those with physical challenges enough time to cross the road.

Engineers tried to prevent the changes from affecting traffic, but they did shorten the cycle for left turns at many intersections.

Drivers are affected by these timing changes whether a pedestrian is present and may notice an extra wait at intersections across the valley. Local officials remind drivers this is a federal requirement and not a local one. This extra time may be good for pedestrians, but motorists should plan for longer waits at certain traffic lights.

What's driving you crazy? You can e-mail your traffic questions and complaints to Brian Loftus.

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