Project Weekly Update: June 15, 2018

Project Weekly Update: June 15, 2018

Dear Stakeholder:

Below please find the project update for the week of June 11 and anticipated traffic control for the week of June 18, 2018.

Reno Paving to Begin

Map of Phase 1: Galletti Way to Montello St.

Map of Phase 1: Galletti Way to Montello St.

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) plans to temporarily close eastbound 4th Street in Reno from Galletti Way to Montello Street for paving, utility adjustments and striping from Monday, June 18 through approximately July 25. Westbound traffic can continue to use 4th Street. During the closure, eastbound drivers will be detoured to 9th Street or Oddie Boulevard. Businesses along this corridor remain open and accessible during construction.

Paving operations will include the following closures:

  • Galletti Way at 4th Street from Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 29.
    • Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians can access Galletti Way from Kietzke Lane. Galletti Way businesses and buildings, including Cemex, NDOT District II and the Nevada DMV, can also be accessed by using the detour from Kietzke Lane.
  • Sage Street at 4th Street from Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 29.
    • People needing to access the Waste Management Transfer Station will detour to Sutro Street to E. Commercial Row during the closure.
  • 6th Street at 4th Street from Friday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 18.
    • 6th Street will be accessible from Montello Street.

Please follow signed detours. The work is part of the 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit (BRT) project.

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 RAPID service celebrates the famous Lincoln Highway. Completion of construction is anticipated in fall of 2018.

Crews adjust new signals at 4th St. and Sutro St.

Crews adjust new signals at 4th St. and Sutro St.

New pedestrian buttons throughout the project corridor provide pedestrian safety benefits.

New pedestrian buttons throughout the project corridor provide pedestrian safety benefits.

Traffic Control

  • East 4th  St. is one-way westbound traffic only from Galletti Way to Montello St. beginning June 18.
  • Galletti Way at 4th St. and Sage St. at 4th St. will be closed to through traffic beginning June 18 to June 29.
  • Sixth Street at 4th Street. will be closed to through traffic from June 29 to July 18. Please use signed detours.
  • Traffic control on Prater Way/4th Street between Galletti Way 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.

Notes

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 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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