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RTC to host public meeting for Plumas Street improvements



The RTC invites the public to attend a public meeting on May 24 to discuss and provide input for proposed safety improvements to Plumas Street.

The improvements being considered include a three-lane configuration (travel lanes in each direction and a center turn lane) which is expected to slow traffic, improve safety, reduce crashes, improve sight distances at driveways and intersections and add parking and bike lanes. Additionally, the improvements are  expected to provide ADA and pedestrian space where sidewalks do not exist or are inadequate and improved bus stop location and amenities.

A traffic study conducted by UNR and a road safety audit conducted through the Nevada Department of Transportation identified excessive speeds, pedestrian and ADA deficiencies, and serious safety issues for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The number of accidents in the corridor exceeds NDOT’s criteria for a high crash corridor. This project is expected to reduce crashes by 30 percent, improving safety, access and connectivity for all modes of transportation.

The meeting will be held at Anderson Elementary School at 1055 Berrum Lane, Reno, from 6 to 7:30 pm. A presentation about the project will begin at 6:30 pm. Prior to and following the presentation, RTC staff will be available to discuss the improvements with the public and listen to their ideas and suggestions for the corridor. All users of the corridor are encouraged to attend and provide their input.

For more information about the project, contact Scott Gibson, RTC project manager at [email protected] or (775) 335-1874.

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