December 5, 2019

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is beginning the process of replacing the Arlington Avenue Bridges over the Truckee River and is looking for input from the community.

The RTC invites everyone to a community meeting on Thursday, December 12 from 5-7 p.m. at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center, located at 925 Riverside Drive in Reno. There will be a presentation at 5:30 p.m. and staff will be available to answer questions. The McKinley Arts & Culture Center is served by RTC Transit Route 16.

If you can’t attend the meeting, the RTC plans to livestream it on RTC’s Facebook page, so you can still get involved and share your comments and ideas.

This project is a feasibility study that will analyze possible replacement bridge types and aesthetic themes, document design and environmental criteria, improve safety and multimodal access in the area of Wingfield Park, and review flood-capacity requirements.

The current bridges over the Truckee River on Arlington Avenue were built in the 1930s. While they are still structurally safe to drive over, they are starting to show their age and it is time for the RTC to begin the process of replacing them.

The study will consist of a multi-step public process, including a public-kickoff meeting, and a stakeholder working group that will involve about 20 regional participants. The RTC will work together with regional stakeholders and the public through the feasibility study process. Construction is anticipated to start in 2026.

The McKinley Arts & Culture Center is accessible to individuals with disabilities.  Requests for auxiliary aids to assist individuals with disabilities should be made with as much advance notice as possible. For those requiring hearing or speech assistance, contact Relay Nevada at 1.800.326.6868 (TTY, VCO or HCO). Requests for supporting documents and all other requests should be directed to RTC Metropolitan Planning at 775-348-0480. Supporting documents may also be found on the RTC website.