RTC Project No. 211003

RTC Project Manager (PM)
Jeff Wilbrecht, P.E.
(775) 335-1872

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

Design Firm: Nichols Consulting Engineers (NCE)

Construction Contractor: Sierra Nevada Construction Inc. (Construction Manager at Risk)

This project addresses critical transportation needs including improving transit connectivity, efficiency,
and timeliness through connecting RAPID to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), improving safety for
all modes, correcting ADA sidewalk deficiencies, and improving traffic operations. No sidewalks exist in
many sections of the corridor, and in other areas, sidewalks are in poor condition, which forms a barrier to
transit stop access. The corridor contains numerous vacant or underutilized buildings and lots. Improved
transit service and walkability will encourage implementation of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and
redevelopment district goals. The scope of project includes:

  • Midtown Virginia complete street roadway improvements and RTC RAPID stop improvements (Plumb Lane to Liberty Street).
  • North Virginia complete street improvements and RTC RAPID service extension (Maple Street and northern terminus of RTC RAPID), widening North Virginia between 8th & 9th Street.

Roadway construction work is in progress. Visit for more information about construction phasing and to sign up for project updates.

At this time, RAPID service to North Virginia Street is slated for spring 2021.

Planning: December 2014 – October 2015
Environmental: December 2014 – Spring 2018
Preliminary Design: December 2014 – June 2017
Final Design: June 2017 – December 2018
Construction: Utility Relocation (complete), Roadway Construction (ongoing through Fall 2020)

Total Project Estimate: $80,000,000
Funding Source: RTC Fuel Tax, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grant


Post updated on: September 28, 2020