March 30, 2021

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning to activate the newly installed traffic signal at the intersection of Rock Boulevard and Edison Way in Reno on April 1, 2021.

This intersection has seen an increase in traffic and was determined to warrant a traffic signal to help improve safety.

Drivers are encouraged to use extra caution in and around the newly signalized intersection as people get used to the new traffic signal.

As part of the Traffic Engineering Spot 9 – Package 2 project, the RTC is also continuing to upgrade outdated traffic signal equipment at intersections in the Reno area, including:
– Rock Boulevard/Mill Street
– 6th Street/Valley Road
– Center Street/Plaza Street
– Center Street/First Street
– Mill Street/Lake Street
– Sierra Street/First Street
– Sierra Street/Second Street
– Virginia Street/Court
– 4th Street/Arlington Avenue
– 4th Street/Ralston Street
– 2nd Street/Ralston Street
– 7th Street/Stoker Avenue
– Mt. Rose Street/Arlington Avenue

Drivers can anticipate minor, temporary lane and shoulder closures in these areas during the equipment upgrade process through spring 2021.

Work on this project is anticipated to be complete in May 2021.

This project is being done in partnership with the City of Reno and represents a $2.1 million investment in our community. RTC supports the local jurisdictions with the timing and maintenance of traffic signals in the metropolitan area of Washoe County, helping to improve traffic flow and mitigate congestion in the regional road network.