The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is continuing construction on the Prater Way roadway rehabilitation project. As part of the project, the RTC plans to temporarily close the left-turn lane from westbound Prater Way onto southbound McCarran Boulevard in Sparks. The closure will be in place beginning Tuesday, May 26, for approximately a week and a half so crews can complete underground sewer work from McCarran Boulevard to Greenbrae Drive.
Two-way traffic will continue within the construction zone, with one lane in each direction. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2020.
The first phase of construction for the Prater Way roadway rehabilitation project is underway. This phase is expected to take about three months and traffic has been shifted to the south side of Prater Way. Signalized intersections at Howard Drive and Pullman Drive remain open, but some side streets, including Woodside Drive, Marracco Drive, East Greenbrae Drive and Station Street are closed to traffic at Prater Way. Traffic from side streets is being detoured to Howard Drive or Pullman Drive.
The second phase of construction, also expected to take about three months, will shift traffic to the north side of Prater Way. Signalized intersections at Howard Drive and Pullman Drive will remain open, but some side streets, including Marracco Drive and Marina Gateway Drive will be closed to traffic at Prater Way. Traffic from side streets will be detoured to Howard Drive. Access to Parlanti Lane will be maintained during construction.
The pavement in this section of roadway has deteriorated and needs to be replaced. As part of the project, the RTC will also add bike lanes, improve center medians, curb ramps, road crossings and storm drainage, and add sidewalks and accessible pedestrian signals.
The project represents an estimated $5.6-million investment in our community.
Construction has been classified as an essential service by Governor Sisolak. Construction crews have implemented safety and social-distancing precautions.
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