Project Weekly Update: May 7, 2018

Project Weekly Update: May 7, 2018

Dear Stakeholder:
Below please find the project update for the week of April 30 and anticipated traffic control for the week of May 7, 2018.

May 2018 Business Spotlight: Diamond Motors

In our efforts to support businesses within the project area, RTC will profile a business within the corridor each month.

Crews prepare the south side of Prater Way in Sparks for paving in April.

Crews prepare the south side of Prater Way in Sparks for paving in April.

Rick Sailing, president of Diamond Motors, provides customers with a first-class car buying experience evident by his A+ customer rating from the Better Business Bureau.  Sailing started the business 31 years ago by himself and now employs 11 team members. Diamond Motors is located at 2233 Prater Way in Sparks. Diamond Motors is a family owned and operated dealer that specializes in serving our community first before car sales. Sailing is excited for street and sidewalk improvements and looks forward to a revitalized corridor with the completion of the project.

Traffic Control

  • The I-80 westbound off-ramp at Prater Way is temporarily closed to commercial trucks only from Tuesday, May 1 to Wednesday, May 11. Truck drivers will be detoured to Rock Boulevard or Pyramid Way. Non-commercial traffic, including cars, can continue to use this off-ramp during the commercial-truck-only closure.
  • Prater Way is reduced to one lane westbound only from Rock Blvd. to Galletti Way.  The Prater Way I-80 westbound on-ramp is closed. Please use detours.
  • Traffic control on Prater Way/4th Street between El Rancho Drive and Evans Ave. includes lane reductions and side street closures. Businesses are open and accessible.
  • 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.
Prater Way at Diamond Motors after paving in May.

Prater Way at Diamond Motors after paving in May.

Construction operations are weather permitting.

For the latest updates, text 4PRATER to 797979, or visit 4thPrater.com to sign up for email notifications.

The work is part of an overall $58 million investment in the community to better connect Downtown Reno and Downtown Sparks and provide access to jobs and education opportunities. The 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project involves widening sidewalks, adding bike lanes, adding new landscaping and moving utilities underground. The final component of the project will be a new RAPID bus line, called the Lincoln Line, debuting in late 2018. The new line celebrates the famous Lincoln Highway. Completion of construction is anticipated in fall of 2018.