RTC Project No. 0247006
RTC Project Manager (PM)
Judy Tortelli, P.E.
RTC Engineering Department
(775) 348-0170 fax
Design Firm: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
Construction Management Firm: Construction Materials Engineers, Inc.
Construction Contractor: Q&D Construction
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.
Q&D continues earthwork in preparation for the roadway widening. The City of Reno sewer work was complete and impacts at the Sky Vista Parkway/Buck Drive intersection have decreased. Please use Sky Vista Parkway to access Walgreens. Drivers can expect to see additional traffic control including orange barrels on the outside lanes of Lemmon Drive from Sky Vista Parkway/Buck Drive to Military Road as crews prepare for roadway widening. Lane and shoulder widths will be reduced. Business access will be maintained.
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.
Preliminary Design: October 2019 – July 2020
Final Design: August 2020 – January 2021
Construction: Summer 2021 – November 2022
Total Project Estimate: $23,800,000
Funding Source: RTC Fuel Tax
Post updated on: September 30, 2021