RTC Project No. 211003
RTC Project Manager (PM)
Jeff Wilbrecht, P.E.
RTC Engineering Department
(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 Ln to Liberty St).
- North Virginia complete street improvements and RTC RAPID service extension (Maple St and northern terminus of RTC RAPID), widening North Virginia between 8th & 9th Streets.
Roadway construction work is in progress. Visit http://virginiastreetproject.com for more information about construction phasing and to sign up for project updates.
Construction on the utility portion of the project is complete.
The RTC executed the Federal Transportation Admiration Capital Investment Grant (Small Starts Program) for Federal Fiscal Year 2019.
At this time, RAPID service to N 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 December 2020)
Total Project Estimate: $80,000,000
Amount Approved: $80,529,626.00
Funding Source: RTC Fuel Tax, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grant
Post updated on: January 27, 2020