Driving You Crazy: Striping on I-15 on-ramp from Sahara

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says lane striping is preventing people from safely merging onto northbound I-15 from Sahara Avenue.

The viewer says the broken white line that legally allows lane changes isn't long enough to allow drivers to merge on to the interstate in a safe, timely manner.

The Nevada Department of Transportation recognizes that I-15 and Sahara can be a headache; the area is a hot bed for serious accidents.

NDOT lists several reasons for this: lane reductions, drivers jockeying to merge on and off the interstate, narrowing of the freeway and a vertical curve in the ramp that limits visibility.

NDOT will not be restriping the on-ramp anytime soon, however. Traffic officials do not want drivers merging onto I-15 from Sahara too soon, because they say it disrupts traffic flow.

An NDOT engineer says the current striping plan was designed to provide separation until drivers can merge onto the freeway more safely.

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


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