April 4, 2023

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County and the Nevada Department of Transportation are inviting the public to provide input on the Sparks Boulevard Widening Project. The 30-day virtual public hearing will be held online April 5 through May 5.

An in-person hearing is scheduled at Lena Juniper Elementary School at 225 Queen Way in Sparks on April 19, 4 pm-7 pm.

The RTC recently finalized an Environmental Assessment (EA) report for the proposed project. All interested parties are encouraged to participate and provide comments on the decision to move forward with the project as described in the report. They will have an opportunity to receive an overview of the project and review exhibits that show the purpose and need for the project, the recommended improvements, the environmental impacts of the project, and proposed mitigation efforts to be included as part of the project to reduce the impacts.

The purpose of the project is to address operations and capacity deficiencies and improve safety and mobility for all modes of transportation including cars, pedestrians, transit, and bicycles. This is the second phase of the project, which stretches from Interstate 80 to Baring Boulevard. Construction is complete for Phase 1 of the project, between Greg Street and I-80.

Final design of Phase 2 is slated for spring of 2024. Construction is expected to begin in 2025.

To more information and to participate, visit SparksBoulevardProject.com