RTC Project No. 0247006

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 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.


Segment 1: The traffic is now traveling on the widened roadway. Q&D poured over 6,000 feet of median curb in less than one week. The construction crews tried to take advantage of good weather and get the middle of the roadway paved.  Mother nature did not cooperate, and the paving was delayed to Spring 2022.

Diverging Diamond Interchange:

Signal timing efforts are underway to improve traffic flow at the US 395/Lemmon Drive interchange. City of Reno in cooperation with PAR Electrical Contractors implemented vehicle detection on the Sky Vista side of the interchange. New timing will be implemented at the beginning of the year.  Thank you for your patience.  Q&D will be working removals at the interchange, weather permitting.

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 for details.

Visit 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.

Planning: N/A
Environmental: N/A
Preliminary Design: October 2019 – July 2020
Final Design: August 2020 – January 2021
Construction: Summer 2021 – November 2022

Total Project Estimate:
Funding Source: RTC Fuel Tax


Post updated on: December 31, 2021

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