Driving You Crazy: White X's on Valley Roads

LAS VEGAS - A viewer asks why white crosses are painted on valley roads.

One cross can be seen near Paseo Verde Parkway and Chapata Drive. Another can be seen at the intersection of Millcroft Drive and Pecos Road.

The crosses are painted on roads to mark intersections for the purpose of aerial photography. Government agencies and companies use those markings to take aerial photos.

The photos are used for land-use planning, development, surveillance, environmental studies, commercial advertising and topographic maps.

Photographers take snapshots of the markings in the spring and fall. Eventually, those crosses will disappear.

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


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