March 3, 2022

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County will begin roadway reconstruction to improve California Avenue and Mayberry Drive on Monday, March 7. This project is part of the RTC’s Reno Consolidated 20-01 Project.

Project details:

  • California Avenue:

On California Avenue, between Booth Street and Hunter Lake Drive, the RTC will rehabilitate the roadway, make ADA improvements, create bicycle and pedestrian connectivity, add and maintain sidewalks, and improve safety. At the California Avenue/Mayberry Drive intersection, the RTC plans to reconfigure it to a four-way intersection with crosswalks, use roadway geometrics to slow traffic entering the neighborhood, and create fewer conflict points between pedestrians, bicycles and cars, creating a safer roadway. The RTC will also improve ADA access to the Route 16 transit stops on California Ave. near Arbutus Street and Hunter Lake Drive.

  • Mayberry Drive:

In addition to the intersection improvements mentioned above, on Mayberry Drive, from Memory Lane to California Avenue, the RTC will rehabilitate the roadway and maintain sidewalk connectivity and existing bike lanes.

Traffic impacts:

Drivers can expect lane closures and detours as the project progresses.

Beginning on Monday, March 14, through Friday, March 25, the RTC plans to close California Avenue to westbound traffic between Booth Street and Mayberry Drive. Westbound traffic will be detoured at Booth Street to Foster Drive to Hunter Lake Drive. This closure will allow the contractor to complete water line adjustments that have to be done prior to the roadway work.  RTC, in cooperation with Truckee Meadows Water Authority, combined these projects to minimize impacts to the public.

This project represents a $4.6 million investment in our community.

More information:
This project is anticipated to be complete in August 2022. All construction operations are weather permitting. Most construction operations will take place between 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., with minimal nighttime work anticipated.

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