Orange Book

The purpose of the Orange Book is to fulfill the need for uniform rules governing public works construction performed in Churchill County, Carson City, the Cities of Reno and Sparks, the City of Yerington, and Washoe County. Uniform specifications help to eliminate conflicts and confusion, lower construction costs, and encourage more competitive bidding by private contractors. The Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction book was first published in 1978 and it has proven to be an invaluable document to its users.


This safety video, created by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Nevada Office of Public Safety, provides good information to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Roundabouts provide for safer and more-efficient travel for commuters and pedestrians. Roundabout Benefits:  National safety studies indicate roundabouts reduce vehicle collisions by 35% and injury-producing crashes by 76%. Roundabouts also improve traffic flow when replacing stop signs or traffic signals at intersections by as much as 75%. The findings of these studies show that injury crashes are reduced more dramatically than crashes involving property damage only. This is in part due to the configuration...