January 16, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County invites the community to learn more about the Oddie Boulevard and Wells Avenue design project at a community meeting on Thursday, January 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Washoe County Senior Center, located at 1155 E. 9th Street in Reno. A formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m. For those unable to attend, the RTC plans to livestream the presentation on its Facebook page.

The multimodal improvement project will revitalize the 3.2-mile corridor by creating a more-livable, safer and vibrant community on Wells Avenue, beginning at the I-80 ramps in Reno and continuing on Oddie Boulevard to Pyramid Way in Sparks.

The RTC is more than halfway done with the design process and will present the community with the most-current plans for lighting, landscaping, aesthetic features, ADA improvements, pedestrian ramps, bicycle facilities, and safer traffic operations to increase mobility and connectivity along this corridor. The RTC is planning to construct a raised cycle track on both sides of the roadway from Sutro Street in Reno to Pyramid Way in Sparks. On Wells Avenue from Sutro Street to I-80, plans include a multiuse pathway on one side of the road and sidewalks on the other side. The new multiuse pathway will connect to the existing multiuse pathway along I-80 by UNR Farms.

Corridor improvements will support economic investment and redevelopment while enhancing the quality of life for area residents by improving accessibility and safety.

Final project design is anticipated in summer 2020. After the design is complete, the project will progress to the construction phase. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2020 or summer 2021.

The total project investment, including construction, design, permitting and construction management, is approximately $35 million. The project is funded with local fuel tax revenue.

For more information, please visit OddieWellsProject.com.

The Washoe County Senior 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.