The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning to close Oddie Blvd. at Silverada Blvd. to all traffic for two consecutive weekends for construction work as part of the ongoing Oddie Wells Project. Silverada Blvd. will remain open to through traffic.
Oddie Blvd. will be closed at Silverada Blvd. beginning on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. through Monday, Feb. 13 at 5 a.m. and again Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. through Monday, Feb. 20 at 5 a.m. The northbound offramp from I-580 to eastbound Oddie Blvd. will also be closed.
Traffic will be detoured around the closure using nearby roadways, including Silverada Blvd, Wedekind Rd., Sutro St., and El Rancho Dr., along with I-580 and I-80. Detour signs will be placed prominently to help drivers navigate around the closure.
Crews will be removing the pedestrian bridge that crosses over Oddie Blvd. at Silverada Blvd. Currently, there is an ADA-accessible crossing at street level which will be enhanced after the Oddie Wells Project is completed. The existing pedestrian bridge is not ADA accessible and cannot be retrofitted to meet current ADA requirements utilizing a similar footprint and right of way. Pedestrian counts recorded on the bridge are very low when compared to the data collected at the street-level crossing.
Residences and businesses within the closure will remain accessible.
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.
For more information, please visit rtcwashoe.com.