RTC Begins Safety Improvements in North Valleys

road-sign-1280257_960_720The Washoe Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is beginning improvements to enhance public safety and mobility starting today in the North Valleys.

Locations where improvements will be taking place:

  • Sky Vista Parkway – a crosswalk is being relocated between the Smith’s and Wal Mart to improve pedestrian access.
  • Stead Boulevard and Silver Lake Road – curbs are being built out in order to shorten crossing distances, and new flashing beacons are being installed near two schools. Left turn pocket storage will be improved.
  • Golden Valley Drive and North Virginia Street – enhancements will be made to better accommodate truck turning at this location.
  • Lemmon Drive and Surge Street – a pedestrian-activated flashing beacon will be installed.

Lane closures may be possible during construction. Signs will be in place warning of possible delays. RTC said that the work is expected to last no more than two months.

“These enhancements are the first phase of safety improvements taking place throughout the North Valleys,” said RTC Public Information Officer Joe Harrington. “Improvements were developed based on safety analysis and public comments received as part of the North Valleys Regional Multimodal Study and NDOT’s Reno/Sparks Freeway Study.”

More improvements are expected next year. This project, worth $1.1 million, is funded through Regional Road Impact Fees (RRIF), which are developer impact fees.

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