The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning to wrap up its construction project on Kuenzli Street on Monday, October 19. At that time, Kuenzli Street will open to two-way traffic from Kirman Avenue to Giroux Street. This segment of Kuenzli Street was previously one-way-westbound traffic only. The RTC wants to remind the community to use extra caution as they navigate this new, permanent two-way traffic pattern.
As part of the roadway-maintenance and pavement-preservation project, Giroux Street from Kuenzli Street to East 2nd Street was also converted to accommodate two-way traffic. The project also included the area on Kirman Avenue from just south of the Truckee River Bridge to E. 2nd Street, and Kuenzli Street from Wells Avenue to Kirman Avenue.
The community will see the following improvements:
- Pavement maintenance, including slurry sealing and new roadway striping
- ADA improvements at several pedestrian crosswalks and ramps
- Added bike lanes and shared bike/vehicle lanes
- New pedestrian crossing flashers in place of the traffic signal at the intersection of Locust Street and Kuenzli Street (signal will be removed)
- Traffic signal modification at the Kuenzli Street/Kirman Avenue intersection to allow a southbound-left movement to eastbound Kuenzli Street.
Drivers should note that there is no longer street parking on Kuenzli Street in the two-way traffic segment east of Kirman Avenue. This change was made due to minimal usage of on-street parking on Kuenzli Street in this area, and to accommodate new bicycle lanes.
The conversion of Kuenzli Street to allow two-way traffic was requested by City of Reno staff to accommodate the new Reno Public Safety Center at 911 Kuenzli Street.
To learn more, visit rtcwashoe.com.