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Driving You Crazy: Turn signal at Boulder and Missouri

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says a traffic light at Boulder Highway and Missouri Avenue is creating unsafe conditions.

The viewer says drivers receive a solid, green light when turning left from Missouri to southbound Boulder Highway, which means drivers must yield to oncoming traffic. However, the oncoming traffic has a red light.

If oncoming traffic has a red light, the driver asks why drivers heading the other way don’t receive a green arrow, allowing safe turns.

Several schools are located near the intersection, and the viewer expressed concern about heavy vehicle and foot traffic when school resumes in a few weeks.

County officials say the permissive, solid green light is for traffic to yield, but it's not for yielding to oncoming traffic. It's for pedestrians who use the crosswalk. The county says the south side pedestrian crossing was designed to match the eastbound and westbound movements and has operated this way for more than 25 years.

The county says having a green arrow would conflict with this pedestrian crossing.

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