March 4, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is in the beginning stages of its Eagle Canyon Extension study. The RTC is starting to review different options for a roadway that could potentially connect the Spanish Springs area to the North Valleys area. The location of the roadway has not yet be determined. Additionally, the study is evaluating existing traffic operations and safety on Eagle Canyon Drive to identify potential improvements. The RTC is seeking the community’s input throughout the development of the Eagle Canyon Extension study.

The RTC invites the community to two upcoming Eagle Canyon Extension study community meetings, one in Lemmon Valley and one in Spanish Springs:
– Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at Lemmon Valley Elementary School
– Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at Spanish Springs High School

Both meetings will offer the same presentation at 5:30 p.m. The RTC is holding the meetings at two locations to make it easy for people who live on both sides of the study area to attend. The RTC also plans to livestream the meetings from its Facebook page,

The need for this study arose from the North Valleys Multimodal Transportation Study completed by the RTC in February 2017. Through that process, North Valleys residents expressed a desire for a direct connection between the two areas, as both have been experiencing, and are expected to continue to experience, significant growth in housing and employment. The proposed roadway would help to alleviate traffic currently utilizing US 395, the Spaghetti Bowl, and Pyramid Highway, and improve regional traffic flow.

Construction on this potential new roadway is anticipated to occur within the 2027-2040 timeframe, as identified by the RTC’s Regional Transportation Plan.

Lemmon Valley Elementary School and Spanish Springs High School are 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.