4th Street|Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project Weekly Update: April 7, 2017

4th Street|Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project Weekly Update: April 7, 2017

Dear Stakeholder:

Below please find the project update for the week of April 3 and anticipated traffic control for the week of April 10, 2017.

National Work Zone Awareness Week

As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which takes place April 3 to 7, 2017, the Regional Transportation Commission and Spanish Springs Construction are reminding the public to commute safely through all work zones.

The work zone on 4th Street/Prater Way is changing every day.  Multiple construction operations are taking place at the same time and traffic control conditions are varied throughout the project corridor.

“Please slow down, pay attention and obey traffic signs and personnel,” said RTC Project Manager Warren Call. “Safety is our number priority. Everyone goes home at the end of the day.”

The project team offers the following tips for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians who commute through a work zone:

Drivers: Stay alert and proceed safely when you see orange construction signs. Be patient and prepare for any unexpected conditions such as new traffic patterns, lane closures or detours.

Cyclists: Ride defensively and always ride with traffic so drivers can see you and predict your movements; obey all work zone and traffic signs and signals.

Pedestrians: Obey all work zone signs and personnel, and never walk through the construction site.

Traffic Control Week of April 10, 2017

Flaggers at Ferrari St. and 5th Street during daytime operations.

Daytime closure of 20th Street at Prater Way. Please use 19th Street or Sullivan Lane/21st. Street.

Traffic control on Prater Way/4th Street between El Rancho Drive and Galletti Way includes lane reductions and a flashing red, three-way stop east and westbound and at the I-80 westbound on and off ramps. Traffic lights at I-80 eastbound on and off ramp are still functioning normally.

For the safety of drivers, riders and crews, RTC bus routes 2, 5, 11, 13, 15, 25 and 26 are detoured. Access rtcwashoe.com and click on Transit Alerts to sign up for the latest transit information. Detours will be in place throughout the summer.

The south side of the roadway is closed for demolition and roadway reconstruction from Pyramid Way west to El Rancho Drive. Businesses are still open. Traffic is shifted to the north side of the roadway. One lane in each direction will be maintained. Business and residential access will be maintained. Drivers can expect minor delays.

Traffic control is in place on the west end of the project from Evans Avenue to Galletti Way. The south side of the roadway is closed for demolition and roadway reconstruction. Traffic is shifted to the north side of the roadway. One lane in each direction will be maintained. Business and residential access will be maintained. Drivers can expect minor delays.

Text Alerts

Text 4prater to 797979 and you will be automatically enrolled to receive project updates and traffic controls via text message.

Business Support

Please support your neighborhood businesses in the project corridor. Sign up to receive project updates at 4thPrater.com and you are eligible to receive a $25 gift card to a participating local business of your choice!  Congratulations to Kurt D. He received a $25 gift card to Louis’ Basque Corner.  One gift card distributed every week during construction.

Stakeholder updates will be distributed weekly, and as construction operations progress.  For more information please call the project hotline at (775) 323-9335 or email Info@4thPrater.com for travel tips during construction and to sign-up to receive updates visit 4thPrater.com.

Your RTC. Our Community. 

rtcwashoe.com