4th Street|Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project Weekly Update: June 23, 2017

4th Street|Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project Weekly Update: June 23, 2017

Dear Stakeholder:
Below please find the project update for the week of June 19 and anticipated traffic control for the week of June 23, 2017.

Flashing signal at the I-80 ramps on 4th/Prater.

Sidewalk installation begins on the east end.

Signal Poles Removed
The RTC project team removed old signal heads and poles under the I-80 ramps on 4th/Prater this week.  More removals will continue this week with nighttime ramp closures from 7 pm to 5 am. Flashing red lights were also installed on top of stop signs to increase visibility.

Sidewalk Installation Continues
Concrete crews continued to install new curb, gutter and sidewalk on the east end of the project.  Next week crews will pour concrete in front of American Furniture and Mattress, ABC Lock and Key and the Flower Bucket (our thanks to these businesses as we improve their access!) Businesses remain open during construction. The project team is in the process of coordinating with businesses and residents to celebrate the completion of this portion of construction with a community appreciation event after July 4.  More details will be provided.

Traffic Control Week of June 26, 2017
Weather dependent, traffic control may include sidewalk closures, lane closures and minor detours.

  • Eastbound Victorian Ave. from Kietzke Lane to Prater Way is closed from June 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 7 pm to 5 am on Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 for removals.  Please use Wells Ave. or Rock Blvd. to access and exit I-80.
  • Partial closures on Sutro Street at east 4th Street for utility improvements.
  • Closures on Valley Rd. at east 4th Street for utility improvements.
  • Closures at 19th Street and Prater Way 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
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