RTC Project No. 532013
RTC Project Manager (PM)
Doug Maloy, P.E.
RTC Engineering Department
(775) 348-0170 fax
Phase 2 Design Firm: CH2M HILL
Phase 2 Construction Contractor: Granite Construction
The SouthEast Connector (SEC) now “Veterans Parkway” is a regional roadway that runs from the intersection of Sparks Boulevard and Greg Street in Sparks, to the intersection of South Meadows Parkway and Veterans Parkway in Reno. It is a 5.8 mile six-lane, roadway elevated above the 117 year flood plain on constructed embankment. Also constructed as part of the project is a separated 10’ wide multi-use path. The SEC is a vital link that connects the south part of the Truckee Meadows with the east part of the Truckee Meadows. The only other continuous link that serves this purpose is I-580 to I-80, which is at or close to critical capacity. The SEC also helps to relieve traffic congestion on several other regional roads in the southeast part of the Truckee Meadows including southeast McCarran Boulevard.
Maintenance work, including temporary irrigation and weed abatement within the wetland areas is ongoing and will continue until approximately the end of 2021.
Planning: Completed January 2009
Environmental: Completed April 2015
Preliminary Design: Completed Fall 2011
Final Design: Completed April 2015
Construction: Completed and open to traffic July 2018 (wetlands establishment and associated maintenance is on going)
Total Project Estimate: $215,250,000
Funding Source: RTC-5 Fuel Tax enabled bonds
Post updated on: December 28, 2020