March 20, 2023

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is continuing construction on the Oddie Wells Project and is advising the community of upcoming traffic control changes due to ongoing construction activity and paving operations for Phase 2 of the Oddie Wells project.

  • Beginning Wednesday, March 22, traffic will be diverted to the south side of Oddie Blvd. from Sullivan Lane in Sparks to the U.S. 395 ramps in Reno. This new configuration will last until approximately mid July 2023.
  • Between March 20 to 24, which coincides with the first week of the Washoe County School District’s spring break, the public will experience half intersection closures at Silverada Blvd. and Oddie Blvd. Access to the northbound lanes of Silverada Blvd will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Access to the southbound lanes of Silverada Blvd. will be closed either on Wednesday and Thursday or on Thursday and Friday. Oddie Blvd. will remain open and accessible to traffic. The public is advised to follow the detour routes.

Residences and businesses along Oddie Blvd. will remain accessible, and the RTC encourages the community to continue to support the businesses along this corridor.

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 multi use pathway on one side of the road and sidewalks on the other side. The new multi use pathway will connect to the existing multi use 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.

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