May 21, 2018

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is planning upcoming lane closures and one-way traffic controls on portions of Prater Way in Sparks for road and crosswalk striping as part of the 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project. Detours will be in place.

The following traffic controls will be in effect on Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.:

  • Prater Way between Rock Boulevard and El Rancho Drive will be reduced to one-way, westbound traffic only. Eastbound traffic will be detoured.
  • Intermittent lane closures will be in place at the Rock Boulevard and Prater Way intersection.

The RTC urges drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to be safe and to use extra caution in construction work zones.

Construction operations are weather permitting. For the latest updates, text 4PRATER to 797979, or visit to sign up for email notifications.

The work is part of an overall $58-million investment in the community to better connect Downtown Reno and Downtown Sparks and provide access to jobs and education opportunities. The 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project involves widening sidewalks, adding bike lanes, adding new landscaping and moving utilities underground. The final component of the project will be a new RAPID bus line, called the Lincoln Line, debuting in late 2018. The new RAPID service celebrates the famous Lincoln Highway. Completion of construction is anticipated in fall of 2018.