RTC Project No. 0212061

RTC Project Manager (PM)
Judy Tortelli, P.E.
(775) 335-1824

RTC Engineering Department
(775) 348-0171
(775) 348-0170 fax

Design Firm: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Construction Contractor: To be determined

The RTC, in cooperation with the City of Reno, a major stakeholder, and other local agencies, is conducting a feasibility and conceptual alternatives analysis to determine options for the rehabilitation or replacement of the two Arlington Avenue Bridges at the Truckee River. The bridges, roadway and Wingfield Park, which they access, are owned by the City of Reno.

This river crossing has served the city for nearly a century. The park, the Truckee and the surrounding area have evolved, and the bridges have been widened, repaired, and modified multiple times. The bridges show signs of wear resulting from these various modifications, as well as their age, and repeated exposure to flood events.

While considering current flood protection requirements, this study will also determine the environmental, community and economic constraints of rehabilitating and/or reconstructing the bridges. The overall goal, at this stage, is to identify a bridge type and aesthetic package, as well as funding options and environmental limitations, to carry forward into design.

March 2021 Virtual Public Meeting

Survey:   Survey is open through March 31, 2021
Video Script    Video Script – Spanish   Presentation   Presentation-Spanish   Postcard

A Fact Sheet, Map of the Project area, and other information are available for download below:
Fact Sheet
Target Schedule
TRAction Visioning Project (City of Reno 2009)
TRAction Visioning Project (Appendices): Appendix A    Appendix B    Appendix C    Appendix D    Appendix E    Appendix F    Appendix G
Appendix H1    Appendix H2    Appendix H3    Appendix H4    Appendix I    Appendix J

December 12, 2019 Public Kick-off Meeting 
Notice  Handout  Comment Form  Presentation  Display Boards  Conceptual Renderings  Comments Received

February 6, 2020 Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) #1
Agenda   Presentation   Handouts   Meeting Recap   Handouts with SWG Notes   Transcripts   Sign-In Sheet

July 15, 2020 Technical Advisory Committee Meeting (TAC) #1
Agenda   Presentation   Meeting Recap   Transcripts

August 31, 2020 Technical Advisory Committee Meeting (TAC) #2
Presentation   Score Card   Qualitative Attribute Guidelines   Concept Evaluation   Meeting Recap   Transcripts

November 5, 2020 Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) #2
Agenda   Presentation   Meeting Recap   Transcripts   Participant List

December 15, 2020 Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) #3
Agenda   Presentation   Meeting Recap   Transcripts   Participant List

For more information about the project, or to provide comments please email

The Project Team is compiling information gathered from our Virtual Project Presentation and Survey released in March. Survey results and summarized information will be posted on the website once assembled into a presentable format. Coordination with NDOT, FHWA, and the City of Reno continues
as the feasibility study is finalized. Responses to questions and comments will be posted on the website. Completion of the feasibility and alternatives analysis portion of the project is anticipated by April 2021. This study is funded by the RTC and the Project will be funded with both local fuel tax funds and federal
funds. A Request for Proposals for the NEPA/Final Design Phase of the Project will be issued soon. Construction is anticipated to being in 2025

Planning: December 2018 to December 2020
Environmental: January 2021 to December 2023
Preliminary Design: June 2022 to December 2024
Final Design: Winter 2025
Construction: Winter 2026

Total Project Estimate (Planning, Design, NEPA and Construction): $25,000,000
Funding Source: RTC Fuel Tax


Post updated on: March 31, 2021