Prater Way Roadway Rehabilitation Community Open House on Jan. 9

Reno, Nevada (January 6, 2020) – The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning a roadway rehabilitation project on Prater Way between Howard Drive and Sparks Boulevard and is seeking community input before construction begins later this spring. The community is invited to join the RTC on Thursday, January 9 from 5-7 p.m. at Dilworth STEM Academy located at 255 Prater Way in Sparks for an open house to learn more about the project. A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. For those unable to attend, the RTC plans to livestream the presentation on its Facebook page.

The pavement in this section of roadway has deteriorated and needs to be replaced. As part of the project, the RTC will also add bike lanes, improve center medians and storm drainage, and make sidewalks, curb ramps, road crossings and pedestrian signals accessible.

The RTC is also working with the City of Sparks to replace aging sewer infrastructure beneath Prater Way between McCarran Blvd. and Greenbrae Drive.

The preliminary construction plan includes leaving one lane of traffic open in each direction during construction.

The project is anticipated to begin in April 2020 and take about six months to complete. The project represents an estimated $5-million investment in our community.

Dilworth STEM Academy is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids to assist individuals with disabilities should be made with as much advance notice as possible. For those requiring hearing or speech assistance, contact Relay Nevada at 1.800.326.6868 (TTY, VCO or HCO). Requests for supporting documents and all other requests should be directed to RTC Metropolitan Planning at 775-348-0480. Supporting documents may also be found on the RTC website.