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May 26, 2015

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New traffic light at Washington Avenue and Comstock Drive

Traffic light

All eyes on the road: Las Vegas will turn on a new traffic signal at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Comstock Drive on Monday.

The new signal cost $223,000, paid for by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the city said in a news release. City officials said it would increase safety for the nearby Bonanza Village neighborhood.

About 18,000 cars travel on Washington Avenue each day, officials said. The signal will be switched to full red, yellow and green operation mode at 5 p.m. Monday following a brief ceremony.

Earlier in the day, the signal will be flash red to allow drivers to take note of it.

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