Dayton residents speak out on highway safety

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Updated: 6/06/2014 9:17 am
DAYTON, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- A number of Dayton residents are urging the Nevada Department of Transportation to make Highway 50 a safer route for vehicles through their town.

An information and safety meeting was held last night for citizens and officials from NDOT with the goal of sharing information and discussing concerns.

Lyon County Commissioner Bob Hastings says citizens have paid for a stoplight to be installed at the crossroads of Fortune Dr. and Highway 50 in Dayton. He says this will ease the flow of traffic through the area. However, Hastings says NDOT cannot install the traffic light due to "lack of meeting warrants."

"We're trying to come up with some ways... to make the highway safer. Unfortunately... there's no funding... for things such as a stop light -- that we had paid for one hundred percent, fully ready to go -- and we are being told, 'Well, you haven't met the warrants to put it in,' and the citizens... want something done," said Hastings.

Residents of Dayton align with Hastings and say, unfortunately, their concerns seem to be ignored by NDOT. 

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