September 25, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County invites the community to attend a virtual video project presentation and provide comments about the Sky Vista Parkway Widening Rehabilitation Project at rtcwashoe.com. The RTC is also asking for feedback on lighting options via an online survey. The project limits include Sky Vista Parkway from the Vista Knoll Parkway intersection to the Silver Lake Road intersection.

Watch Virtual Presentation: https://youtu.be/gWiBsGE2CTs
Take Lighting Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBTFXFD

The RTC is seeking community feedback on the proposed project, which is currently in the design phase. The project aims to achieve safety and mobility improvements for all modes of transportation, including:
– Widening the roadway from one lane to two lanes in each direction to help with traffic congestion
– Adding a center median and dedicated turn lanes to provide safety for drivers and pedestrians
– Adding a roundabout at the intersection of Silver Lake Road and Sky Vista Parkway
– New, wider sidewalks with ADA improvements
– Dedicated bike lanes to provide a safe riding zone for bicyclists
– Curb and gutter improvements to help with water runoff
– Landscaping improvements
– Lighting improvements

In addition to general comments, the RTC is seeking community input about proposed lighting as part of the project. The community is invited to take a brief online survey about the preferred lighting for Sky Vista Parkway. Currently, three options are available:
– No added lighting
– Decorative LED lighting on 18-foot poles spaced 50-55 feet apart that would illuminate the sidewalks.
– Typical LED street lighting on 30-foot poles spaced 165-170 feet apart that would illuminate the roadway. Lights would have a house-side shield to prevent glare.

The RTC is accepting comments and survey responses through October 25, 2020. Comments about the project can be mailed to Warren Call, RTC Washoe County, 1105 Terminal Way, Suite 108, Reno NV 89502 or emailed to wcall@rtcwashoe.com. Please include Sky Vista Parkway Project in the subject line.

Final project design is anticipated in winter 2020 and construction is tentatively slated to begin in 2022.