New Traffic Signal Aids Traffic Flow at Nellis Air Force Base Housing

A new traffic signal at Craig Road and Salmon Drive improves traffic flow and creates better driving conditions for those who live on Nellis Air Force Base housing at that intersection.

Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, who represents the area, was joined by Nellis Air Force Base Commander Colonel Joshua D. Demotts to activate the signal.

“This new signal allows residents at base housing at that intersection to more easily enter and exit their neighborhood, especially during peak traffic hours” Kirkpatrick said. “Those who live at the Manzanita complex also benefit along with school children who can utilize the new crosswalk.”

“The Landings Gate Traffic Light is a big win for Team Nellis and the Las Vegas Community as countless commuters and pedestrians now have safer access to their homes, places of work and bus stops,” said Col. Demotts. “A lot of times, as commuters, we take for granted what traffic lights do for us.  We especially take for granted how many organizations it takes to get one approved and installed.  We would like to thank Clark County, the Regional Transportation Commission, the Nevada Department of Transportation and NV energy who partnered alongside Nellis to obtain approval to build and install this traffic light.  It was no easy effort and the only way we crossed the finish line was through these great community partnerships."

The average annual daily traffic at this location is 22,400 vehicles.

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