Project Weekly Update: March 23, 2018

Project Weekly Update: March 23, 2018

Dear Stakeholder:
Below please find the project update for the week of March 19 and anticipated traffic control for the week of March 26, 2018.

Photo of construction crews working to place new light poles at 4th St. and Sage St. in Reno

Construction crews work to place new light poles at 4th St. and Sage St. in Reno.

Photo of new storm drain improvements on 4th St. at Sutro St. in Reno

New storm drain improvements on 4th St. at Sutro St. in Reno.

Spring Break
Spring is here, but Truckee Meadows is still experiencing winter weather! Most construction activities are stopped during inclement weather for safety and quality concerns. Project days are added to the end of the project completion date to make up for “weather days.” Washoe County schools following the balanced calendar are out for Spring Break beginning Monday, March 26 until Friday, April 6, 2018.  Please be aware of children in the work zone. 

Traffic Control

  • Lane closures are possible on South Sage St. at 4th Street and View St. at Prater Way.
  • 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

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