RTC Project No. 540082

RTC Project Manager (PM)
Scott Gibson, P.E.
(775) 335-1874

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

Design Firm:  HDR

Construction Contractor:  Granite Construction

This project is proposed to meet the short- and long-term transportation needs of the project area in response to regional growth. The purpose of the project is two-fold:

  • Decrease traffic congestion to meet community LOS standards
  • Improve Safety
  • The purpose of the project is based on the existing and projected transportation needs and deficiencies in the Pyramid and McCarran corridors

Project Scope:  Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) including alternative selection, alignment selection, public outreach, and agency coordination; Acquire right-of-way sufficient to build the necessary improvements; Increase the capacity of the intersection to Policy Level of Service (LOS) “E” without degrading LOS at other intersections within the study area below LOS “E” through year 2030.

The project is substantially complete and RTC staff and consultants continue to work through final punch list items with the contractor and the City of Sparks. All traffic control has been removed and the RTC is receiving very positive reports of dramatically improved commute times. It works! NDOT has provided relief of maintenance to Granite and taken over maintenance responsibilities. Landscape establishment continues for one year starting in November. Consultants are developing As-Built plans and RTC staff are working through final invoicing and coordinating project closeout activities with FHWA and NDOT.

Planning: Complete
Environmental: May 2005 to November 2013
Preliminary Design: Complete November 2013
Final Design: Complete September 2015
Construction:  April 2016 to Spring 2018

Total Project Estimate: $73M
Amount Approved:  $73M
Funding Source:  Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ), RTC Fuel Tax, RTC-5 Fuel Tax Bonding, Federal Pyramid Highway Corridor Earmarks

Post updated on:  November 21, 2018