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Changes Proposed to Virginia Street: Wider Sidewalks, Bike Lanes and More


Proposed changes to Virginia Street in Midtown include wider sidewalks.

The Regional Transportation Commission is inviting the community to provide input on the future of Virginia Street as part of the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project.

Two meetings are being held for the public to review designs for Virginia Street. The designs show proposed changes for Virginia Street from Maple Street to 15th Street near the University of Nevada, Reno and from Liberty Street to Plumb Lane in Midtown.

The proposed changes include: wider sidewalks, new bike lanes and extending RAPID bus service north to UNR with new transit stations and intersection improvements. The project is also intended to better connect UNR to downtown Reno and downtown to points south, including Midtown.

The same information will be presented at both meetings. The public is welcome to attend one or both events. Free parking is available at both meetings.

For more information on this project, go to http://rtcwashoe.com and click on Streets and Highways, then Road Projects.

Community Information Meeting One (served by RTC RAPID)

  • Tuesday, April 14
  • 5 to 7 p.m. with a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m.
  • The Discovery Museum
  • 490 South Center Street
  • Reno, NV 89501

Community Information Meeting Two (served by RTC SIERRA SPIRIT and RTC RIDE route 7)

  • Wednesday, April 15
  • 5 to 7 p.m. with a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m.
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Raggio Building, room 4001
  • 1664 North Virginia Street
  • Reno, NV 89503

For eligible RTC ACCESS reservations, call (775) 348-5438. Pursuant to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, special accommodations may be requested by calling (775) 348-0480 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.


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