January 27, 2023

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning to close Mall Drive in Sparks beginning Monday, January 30 through June 2023. The closure is part of ongoing construction on the Oddie Wells Project.

Mall Drive provides access to a shopping center. During the closure, traffic to and from the shopping center will be detoured to alternative access points on Silverada Boulevard and El Rancho Drive. Oddie Blvd. will remain open to traffic in both directions.

The RTC encourages the community to support the businesses along this corridor, which remain open and accessible during construction.

The RTC reminds everyone to use extra caution in and around the construction zone for everyone’s safety.

About the Oddie Wells Project:

The Oddie Wells Project will increase safety, connectivity, and mobility options along this heavily traveled corridor. The project plans include new lighting, landscaping, ADA improvements, pedestrian ramps, and bicycle facilities, providing safer traffic operations.

The RTC plans to construct a raised cycle track on both sides of the roadway from Sutro Street in Reno to Pyramid Way in Sparks. On Wells Avenue from Sutro Street to I-80, plans include a multiuse pathway on one side of the road and sidewalks on the other side. The new multiuse pathway will connect to the existing multiuse pathway along I-80 by UNR Farms.

Corridor improvements will support economic investment and redevelopment while enhancing the quality of life for area residents by improving accessibility and safety. Construction will be completed in four phases and is anticipated to be complete by fall of 2024, weather permitting.