RTC Project No. 8131036

RTC Project Manager (PM)
Alex Wolfson, P.E., PTOE, RSP1
(775) 335-1880

RTC Engineering Department
(775) 348-0171

Design Firm: Partnership between RTC, City of Reno, City of Sparks, and the UNR Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research

Construction Contractor: To be determined

The traffic Signal Timing project is a collaborative partnership between the RTC, Cities of Reno and Sparks, and the UNR Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research. The goal of the project is to continue the re-timing of 1/3 of the signals each year and to expand signal timing plans to include weekends, holidays and special event plans, if possible. The schedule of work for a typical corridor consists of the following:

  • Collect traffic and signal data
  • Input timings into model and evaluate existing signal timing
  • Develop new timing and implement in the field
  • Fine-tune timing, and conducting before-after studies

This project will provide signal re-timing engineering services for a 3-year cycle beginning in July, 2023 and concluding in June 2026.

The team has implemented new signal timing along West McCarran Boulevard between West 4th Street and Sierra Highlands Drive. The team is now working on collecting data and developing new signal timing plans for the following corridors:

  • Sparks (Prater Way to Los Altos Parkway)
  • Vista Boulevard (Prater Way to Los Altos Parkway)

Planning: N/A
Environmental: N/A
Preliminary Design: N/A
Final Design: N/A
Construction: July 2023 – June 2026

Total Project Estimate: $1,500,000
Funding Source: RTC Fuel Tax


Post updated on: November 28, 2023

Traffic Signal Timing 7 Project Map