November 18, 2021

The RTC is honored to receive a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to replace the Arlington Avenue bridges over the Truckee River in the heart of the City of Reno.

“Our sincere thanks to the U.S. Department of Transportation for investing in our local infrastructure, and to our Federal delegation, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Senator Jacky Rosen and Congressman Mark Amodei for their leadership and support,” said RTC Executive Director Bill Thomas.

The Arlington Avenue bridges, which were built in the 1930s, have been categorized as structurally deficient by the Nevada Department of Transportation. The RTC’s process to design replacement bridges is underway. These bridges provide access over the Truckee River and split the Wingfield Park area. The project will replace the bridges over the river, improve safety and multimodal access to the park area, and meet flood-capacity requirements.

“We are excited to see the Arlington Avenue corridor receive DOT funding to help the RTC move ahead with our community’s downtown revitalization,” said Thomas. “Thank you to Senator Cortez Masto for her steadfast commitment to the region’s roadway needs. We also appreciate her leadership in passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which will only further aid our ability to ensure safer and more efficient roads and bridges throughout Washoe County.”

“Reno has done so much to beautify and revitalize its downtown in recent years, and these improvements have helped the city host festivals and special events along the Truckee River while boosting our economy,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I was glad to help secure this funding to make Reno safer and more welcoming to Nevadans and visitors alike. I look forward to continue to fight for more resources from the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure bill.”

The RTC has been gathering public input on the project since 2019. Construction on the $25 million Arlington Avenue Bridges Project is anticipated to start in 2024.

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