Reno, Nevada (April 18, 2018) – The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will temporarily close a section of eastbound Prater Way in Sparks for construction work as part of the 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project. The RTC also plans to temporarily close the I-80 westbound on-ramp at Prater Way for paving.
· Monday, April 23, through the week of May 7: Eastbound Prater Way from Rock Boulevard to Galletti Way will close for paving and center median work. Detour signs will direct drivers to use Glendale Avenue as an alternate eastbound route during construction. Westbound traffic can continue to use Prater Way.
· Tuesday, May 1 through Saturday, May 5: I-80 westbound on-ramp at Prater Way will close for concrete work. Drivers are asked to use the Rock Boulevard on-ramp as a detour.
Construction crews will maintain access to residences and businesses. Pavement-striping operations will follow.
The RTC urges drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to be safe and to use extra caution in construction work zones.
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.
About RTC: The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Nevada serves the citizens of Reno, Sparks and unincorporated areas of Washoe County. As the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the region, the RTC provides leadership in planning and implements quality transportation systems to meet the community’s present and future transportation needs. For more information about RTC projects visit rtcwashoe.com and sign up for email updates using MyRTC or call (775) 348-0400. Follow RTC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.