The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning to begin construction on a roadway rehabilitation project on Prater Way between McCarran Boulevard and Sparks Boulevard on Monday, April 20. Two-way traffic will continue within the construction zone, with one lane in each direction. The project is expected to take about six months to complete.
The first phase of construction, expected to take about three months, will shift traffic to the south side of Prater Way. Signalized intersections at Howard Drive and Pullman Drive will remain open, but some side streets, including Woodside Drive, Marracco Drive, East Greenbrae Drive and Station Street will be closed to traffic at Prater Way. Traffic from side streets will be 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 shall 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, add sidewalks and accessible pedestrian signals.
The RTC is also working with the City of Sparks to replace aging sewer infrastructure beneath Prater Way between McCarran Blvd. and Greenbrae Drive.
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.
Visit rtcwashoe.com for more information.