VIDEO: Midtown Businesses Open During Construction

They are open for business. Business owners in Midtown came together Thursday to voice support of the district to area residents during upcoming construction. The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County is planning its first phase of street construction on South Virginia from September through February of next year.

That will disrupt traffic in Midtown, but RTC is planning promotional campaigns and events, such as a block party on Aug. 23, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. next to Midtown Eats (800 South Virginia).

“Attendees can sign up for Virginia Street project updates at the event for an opportunity to receive two Burning Man tickets and playa accessories,” said RTC spokesperson Lauren Ball. “Attendees will be able to meet the project team, learn about the project and upcoming construction activities, and new ways to get to Midtown.

The street upgrades will make sidewalks ADA accessible by making them wider and improve traffic flow on Virginia Street with increased bike and pedestrian traffic.

Watch a livestreamed video below of yesterday’s press conference, attended by business owners, Univision, and news channels, 2, 4, and 8.

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