RTC Project No. 211005

RTC Project Manager (PM)
Maria Paz Fernandez, P.E.
(775) 335-1861

RTC Engineering Department
(775) 348-0171

Design Firm: Headway Transportation

Construction Contractor: To be determined


The project includes:

  • Design and construction of a two-way cycle track on Center Street from Moran Street to Ninth Street
  • Traffic signal updates/modifications/replacement along the corridor
  • ADA improvements including pedestrian ramps
  • Corrective pavement from First Street to Ninth Street
  • Sidewalk replacement from Fifth Street to Ninth Street

The project is in the design phase. The RTC is working on an Interlocal Cooperative Agreement with City of Reno to finalize the Thirty percent design (preliminary design). The RTC also analyzed the implementation of directional, protected cycle tracks through downtown Virginia Street and shared the draft traffic analysis with the City of Reno.

Before continuing with the design for this project, the RTC is awaiting the completion of the City of Reno’s Downtown Placemaking Study. After the Downtown Placemaking Study is complete, the RTC may make adjustments to the project scope and design. The RTC is also awaiting community feedback from the Micromobility Pilot Project on Virginia Street for information about how to best create safe space for additional travel modes in our community, including scooters. RTC will continue to work with the City of Reno to best apply the knowledge gained from the Placemaking Study and the Micromobility Pilot Project to the Center Street project.

The project is being evaluated as part of the Downtown Micromobility Network. A recommendation will be made by the end of May with public comment until the end of June. Selected projects will be presented to City Council and RTC Board for approval in July

Project challenges include maintaining parking for local businesses and residents, the levels of service at intersections within the design-scope area, loading zones, roadway capacity, maintaining safe parking garage access, and safety concerns about the interaction of the freeway and the cycle track.

Planning: April 2019
Environmental: N/A
Preliminary Design: Summer 2021
Final Design: Winter 2023
Construction: Summer 2024

Total Project Estimate: $13,000,000
Funding Source: RTC Fuel Tax, Federal


Post updated on: August 25, 2023

Center Street Multimodal Improvements (Moran Street to 9th Street) Project Map