September 16, 2020

The RTC is honored to receive a $23 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Pyramid Highway Project. The project will improve safety and mobility on Pyramid Highway from Queen Way to Golden View.

“This project will improve safety and mobility on Pyramid Highway, the most-heavily traveled, highest-crash regional road in the Reno-Sparks area,” said Bill Thomas, RTC Executive Director. “With the rapid growth we are experiencing in the region and more than 50,000 cars per day traveling in this corridor, we are very pleased to receive the BUILD grant award for this project.”

The project will be delivered in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, in collaboration with Washoe County, the City of Sparks, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and other regional stakeholders.

This award, which was highly competitive at the national level, reflects the years of hard work that have gone into the planning, environmental analysis, community engagement, and design of this critically important project.

“Our sincere thanks to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, and our hard working Nevada Congressional leaders, Senator Cortez Masto, Senator Rosen, Congressman Mark Amodei for their support and leadership for investing in our local infrastructure to improve our region’s transportation systems,” said Thomas.

Construction on the project is anticipated to begin within the 2022-2024 time frame.