RTC Project No. 520062

RTC Project Manager (PM)
Doug Maloy, P.E.
(775) 335-1865

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

Design Firm:  Jacobs Engineering (Preliminary and NEPA / Completed), NDOT to design Phase 1 (Queen Way to Golden View Drive)

Construction Contractor:  Phase 1 to be determined

Pyramid Highway/US 395 Connection Study Quick Facts
Improving transportation in one of the busiest areas in the Truckee Meadows begins with involving the public. The study that began in 2008 included a considerable public outreach effort providing multiple avenues for the public to comment, ask questions, and receive updates on the study throughout the process.

The need for the Pyramid Highway/US 395 Connection Study is based on information developed for the Pyramid Highway Corridor Management Plan (CMP), October 2001. The purpose of the project is to achieve the transportation objectives identified in the CMP by addressing the following transportation issues:

  1. Address existing congestion problems on Pyramid Highway
  2. Service existing and forecasted population growth
  3. Address existing travel inefficiencies
  4. Address safety problems on Pyramid Highway
  5. Address existing and future access needs
  6. Be responsive to regional and local plans

The Pyramid Highway/US 395 Connection Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) are available for download below. The Record of Decision (ROD) was approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) December 7, 2018. The Preferred Alternative consists of Four and Six Lane Arterial improvements at specific locations on Pyramid and the US 395 Connector.  The proposed High Speed High Access Controlled Arterial improvements are the result of additional traffic modeling, design refinements and environmental impact analysis of the alternatives included in the DEIS.

The FEIS, ROD and other important information are available for download below:
Final EIS
Study Background
Current Maps
Alternative Analysis
Who’s Involved
Frequently Asked Questions
Preferred Alternative
Conceptual Phasing Plan
TAC Presentation

Pyramid US 395 Connector Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Record of Decision (ROD)
EIS Appendixes:  Appendix A    Appendix B    Appendix C    Appendix D    Appendix E

This phase is currently being designed by the Nevada Department of Transportation. Design is at the 78% level. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2022 early 2023 and take approximately two years to complete.  Plans are being made for a public meeting to be held in early 2022.

Queen Way to Los Altos Parkway –
Pyramid will be constructed as a high access arterial and will be widened from 4 to 6 lanes from Queen Way to Los Altos Parkway. Improvements will include 3 travel lanes in each direction, bike lanes, curb and gutter, wide median, shoulder improvements and sidewalk on both sides of the road (Queen Way to Disc Drive). At Disc Drive the sidewalk on the east, side of Pyramid will discontinue and a 10-foot wide shared use path will be constructed from Disc to the northern project limits. The shared use path will connect to the Disc Drive extension with a future phase.

Los Altos Parkway to Golden View Drive –
The existing four lanes will be reconstructed. Improvements in this segment will include bike lanes, curb and gutter, wide median, shoulder improvements, sidewalk on the west side and a shared use path on the east side.

Planning: N/A
Environmental: Complete
Preliminary Design: Complete
Final Design: Fall 2019 to Summer 2022
Construction: Fall 2022 to Winter 2023

Total Project Estimate (All Project Phases): $800,000,000
Funding Source: Preliminary Design and Environmental Study ($9 million): RTC Fuel Tax, Federal Fixing Americas Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Funding Sources Phase 1 Design, Right of Way and Construction ($54.1 million): Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Grant, Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Funds, State Transportation Funds, Local (RTC Fuel Tax and Regional Road Impact Fees (RRIF) Funds.


Post updated on: November 30, 2021

Pyramid Highway/US 395 Connection Project Map