Reno, Nevada (March 15, 2018) – The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) plans to close the northbound lane of Evans Avenue from Highland Avenue to McCarran Boulevard starting Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23. The southbound lane will remain open to traffic. The closure is timed to coincide with the University of Nevada, Reno’s (UNR) spring break to minimize the impact on students and faculty.
Crews will be resuming construction of the Evans Avenue Bicycle Improvements Project, which will better connect downtown Reno to UNR and make it easier and safer for bicyclists and pedestrians to get around. The project features new bike lanes and a new multi-use path for students and neighborhood residents.
The project starts on Evans Avenue near Greater Nevada Field in Downtown Reno, and goes north around the east side of UNR to McCarran Boulevard.
This project is important because it designates areas for pedestrians and bicyclists in an area where many people bike and walk. Studies have shown that designated pedestrian zones promote safety, lead to higher pedestrian visibility and can lead to fewer crashes and injuries.