Project Weekly Update: February 23, 2018

Project Weekly Update: February 23, 2018

RTC Creates Project Information Poster. RTC Public Information Officer Lauren Ball delivers a project informational flyer to a small business employee on 4th Street, highlighting how to learn more about the 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project.

Dear Stakeholder:

Below please find the project update for the week of February 19 and anticipated traffic control for the week of February 26, 2018.

In February, the RTC visited businesses on the Reno side of the project on 4th Street to hand out informational posters and speak with business owners and employees about construction progress. Posters are available at no charge to businesses and partner agencies throughout the project corridor. To receive a poster, please call (775) 323-9335 or email and a project team member will deliver one to you. You can view the poster at

Traffic Control

  • I-80 Eastbound and Westbound off-ramps at 4th Street will be closed nightly from 9 pm to 5 am beginning Monday, February 26 at 9 pm until Friday, March 2 at 5 am. The ramps will not be closed at the same time. The closures are needed for the safety of construction crews and drivers while the team upgrades utilities and electrical infrastructure. Please use Wells Ave. as a detour. The closers are weather permitting.
  • Night work on 4th Street between El Rancho Drive and Galletti Way.
  • Traffic will be switched to the south side of the roadway between Galletti Way and Sage Street for removal and replacement of curb and gutter.
  • Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction from Rock Blvd. to Evans Ave. Businesses are open and accessible.
  • Possible side street closures throughout the project from Pyramid Way to Evans Ave. Please use posted detours.
  • 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 I-80 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 project.

Weather permitting, traffic control may include sidewalk closures, lane closures and minor detours.
Possible lane shifts with flagger throughout the project corridor.
The RTC urges drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to use extra caution in construction work zones.
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 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 for travel tips during construction and to sign-up to receive updates visit

Subscribe to receive the RTC eNews
Are you interested in knowing what Your RTC is working on?  The RTC eNews is a monthly electronic newsletter with information about projects, programs and events.  The eNews includes informative articles, videos and a monthly calendar to keep you informed. Click here to subscribe and learn what RTC is doing to improve our region’s transportation systems.  Archived editions are also available online.