PROJECT DETAILS
RTC Project No. 0247006

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

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

Design Firm: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

Construction Management Firm: Construction Materials Engineers, Inc.

Construction Contractor: Q&D Construction

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Construction of the Lemmon Drive project began July 2021. This project will widen Lemmon Drive from four lanes to six lanes from Sky Vista Parkway/Buck Drive to Military Road, and increase capacity, improve safety, and provide multimodal transportation choices. Construction is anticipated to take about one year to complete. The new roadway design will improve traffic flow with longer left-turn lane queues from southbound Lemmon Drive to Buck Drive and northbound Lemmon Drive to Military Road, and a new diverging-diamond interchange at US 395 and Lemmon Drive. To improve safety, a continuous raised median will prevent left turns into or out of businesses, and U-turn movements will be accommodated just north of Sky Vista Parkway. The project also includes a separated, 10-foot-wide, shared-use path along the west side of Lemmon Drive, an adjoining sidewalk along the east side, and bike lanes.

LATEST NEWS
Segment 1: Concrete panel replacements at the Sky Vista Boulevard/Buck Drive/Lemmon Drive intersection are complete. Grinding, sawing, and sealing of the west half of this intersection will be performed at night to minimize traffic impacts.  NV Energy is working to schedule Street Lighting installation.  All landscaping and seeding work is complete.

Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI):
Half of the DDI is open and southbound traffic is driving in the proposed configuration. The US 395 northbound left turn/thru movements and Lemmon Drive eastbound thru movement under the freeway are closed with detours in place. Traffic signal poles and overhead sign structures are being installed.

Drive RTC’s NEW virtual Lemmon Drive Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) for an opportunity to receive a $25 gift card to a neighborhood business. Visit LemmonDDI.com for details.

Visit NorthValleysImprovements.com and click on Lemmon Drive to see more information about the Project. Project updates during construction are available by subscribing to the newsletter or texting “Lemmon” to 797979.

SCHEDULE
Planning: N/A
Environmental: N/A
Preliminary Design: October 2019 – July 2020
Final Design: August 2020 – January 2021 (Segment #01 only)
Construction: Summer 2021 – November 2022

FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Total Project Estimate:
$23,800,000
Funding Source: RTC Fuel Tax

 

Post updated on: May 27, 2022

Lemmon Drive Segment 1 (US 395 to Military Road) Project Map