Reno-Sparks summer construction season begins

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RENO, Nev. – As construction in and along the Truckee River continues on the Pioneer Ditch Diversion Relocation Project and begins on the Glendale Water Supply Improvement Project, users of both the bike path and river are advised of several detours beginning July 6 through December 2010.

For public safety purposes, bikers, walkers and rafters are notified that they are prohibited from entering into the construction sites, which includes construction equipment working in the river and along the river banks.

Bikers and walkers using the north bank bike path along the Truckee River will be temporarily detoured starting at Fisherman’s Park at 495 Galletti Way in Sparks and ending at Gateway Park at Greg Street.  The bike path detour will allow riders to get back on the path at the Greg Street Bridge. See map for details.

Recreational users of the river will also need to exit the river at John Champion Park at 975 Kuenzli. The detoured re-entry point is located at Rock Park in Sparks. These construction detours will be clearly marked with signs instructing users both of the bike path and river where to exit and re-enter.

The Glendale Water Supply Improvement Project will replace the current rock and rubble diversion on the Truckee River with a more efficient and environmentally sensitive design.  For more information regarding construction projects and possible detours on both the bike path and river please log on to the following websites: City of Reno, City of Sparks, Glendale Water Supply Improvement Project and Nevada Department of Transportation.

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Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit water utility, overseen by elected officials from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA employs a highly skilled team who ensure the treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water around the clock for more than 330,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.

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