Weekly Update: September 15, 2017

Weekly Update: September 15, 2017

Bore pit where utilities will be relocated.

Bore pit where utilities will be relocated.

Crews will bore underneath the existing railroad track to relocate utilities.

Crews will bore underneath the existing railroad track to relocate utilities.

Dear Stakeholder:
Below please find the project update for the week of September 11 and anticipated traffic control for the week of September 18, 2017.

Behind the Scenes
One of the major improvements on the 4th Street|Prater Way BRT Project is “undergrounding” utilities including electrical, communications and water. These operations typically occur outside of the public right-of-way.  Relocating the utilities underground will reduce maintenance operations and community impacts in the future.  The project team is currently relocating utilities behind the Morris Burner Hostel in Reno.  The operation includes the installation of a new pipe underground and underneath the exiting railroad tracks.

“We are working very closely with our neighbors during this operation,” said Warren Call, RTC Project Manager. “We see significant pedestrian traffic in this area and safety is our number one priority.”

The project team developed a safety information sheet and provided it to nearby businesses and residents for distribution to their customers.  Additionally, the team has increased signage and fencing around workzones. The team encourages pedestrians to pay extra attention and obey all signage.

Traffic Control for the week of September 18, 2017
Galletti Way closed at 4th Street until Friday, September, 15. Use detour.
Alternating side street (9th St. to 15th St. at Prater Way) closures. Use detours.
Possible lane closures with flagger on Prater Way at 12th St.
Victorian Ave. closed from Kietzke Lane to Prater Way. Use detour.
Restricted access in alley west of Reno Sparks Gospel Mission.

Ongoing
The north side of the roadway is closed for demolition and roadway reconstruction from Pyramid Way west to Rock Blvd. Businesses are still open. Traffic is shifted to the south 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 from Rock Blvd. to Evans Ave. 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/4th 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.

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.

Notes
Weather dependent, traffic control may include sidewalk closures, lane closures and minor detours.
Possible lane shifts with flagger throughout the project corridor.
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
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!  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.

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