4th Street|Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project Weekly Update: June 16, 2017

4th Street|Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project Weekly Update: June 16, 2017

Dear Stakeholder:
Below please find the project update for the week of June 12 and anticipated traffic control for the week of June 19, 2017.

Businesses on Prater Way at Cauble Place.

Major Water Line Work Completed
The RTC project team will complete improvements to a major waterline this week on the east end of the project on Prater Way at Cauble Place.  The project team sincerely appreciates the patience of Jaswinder and Brenda at the Mexico Lindo Market during construction.

Utility operations on 4th Street just east of Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant.

Construction crews are working on the east end of the project preparing for new utilities and curb and gutter. Final improvements will also include new sidewalk and roadway.

Looking west, old signal poles will be removed on Prater Way and 4th Street at the I-80 ramps.

Look Ahead
Working closely with project partners Nevada Department of Transportation and the Cities of Reno and Sparks, the project team will remove the old signal poles at the Prater Way/4th Street and I-80 ramps to improve safety operations.  Flashing red lights will be added to the stop signs to improve visibility. Improvements will occur in the next two weeks (June 19 to June 30) and more information will be provided. Lane closures are possible.

Traffic Control Week of June 19, 2017
Weather dependent, traffic control may include sidewalk closures, lane closures and minor detours.

  • Eastbound Victorian Ave. from Kietzke Lane to Prater Way will be closed fromJune 21 until approximately mid-August. After the east side of the roadway is complete, the westbound lanes will be closed from mid-August to October. The closures are needed for roadway reconstruction and utility improvements. Please use Prater Way and El Rancho Drive detours.
  • Fourth Street at I-80 eastbound on ramp and westbound off ramp will be closed from 8 pm to 6 am on Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 for signal pole removals. Please use Wells Ave. or Rock Blvd. to access and exit I-80.
  • Partial closures on the south side of 4th Street from Wells Ave. to Sutro Street on Morrill Ave., Quincy St. and Spokane St. for utility improvements.
  • 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.
  • Traffic control on Prater Way/4 th Street between El Rancho Drive and Galletti Way includes lane reductions and a three-way stop east and westbound and at the I80 westbound on and off ramps. Traffic lights at I-80 eastbound on and off ramps are still functioning normally.
  • Possible lane shifts with flagger throughout the project corridor.
  • For the safety of drivers, riders and crews, RTC bus routes 2, 5, 11, 13, 15, 25 and 26 are detoured. Access RTC Transit Services for more information. Detours will be in place throughout the summer.
  • Traffic control and work zones will be in place and changing frequently. Use caution and look for flaggers for direction. Brief delays can be expected.

Text Alerts
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Business Support
Please support your neighborhood businesses in the project corridor. Leo C. from Sparks received a $25 gift card to Blue Ribbon Meats at 1436 Prater Way in Sparks.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!  One gift card distributed every week during construction.

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