January 3, 2019

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning overnight closures of Virginia Street from Plumb Lane to Mt. Rose Street/Holcomb Avenue on Monday, January 7 and Tuesday, January 8 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. each night. The closures will allow construction crews to connect new water lines for the Virginia Street Project. Doing the work at night will minimize the impact on businesses and residents.

Southbound traffic on Virginia Street will be detoured at Mt. Rose Street to Lakeside Drive. Northbound traffic on Virginia Street will be detoured at Wells Avenue. Northbound traffic can also detour at Plumb Lane to Lakeside Drive or Plumas Street.

The Virginia Street/Mt. Rose Street/Holcomb Avenue intersection and the Virginia Street/Regency Way intersection will remain open to cross traffic during the closures. Virginia Street from Mt. Rose Street to Walts Lane will be open to one-way southbound traffic for business access only.

During the first two weeks of January, utility work will also affect some side streets adjacent to Virginia Street, including Continental Drive, Walts Lane, Arroyo Street, Mt. Rose Street, Holcomb Avenue and Pueblo Street. Utility work will require intermittent daytime closures. Please follow detour signs.

The RTC encourages the community to support the businesses along this corridor, which remain open and accessible during construction.

Construction operations are weather permitting.

About the project:

This more-than-$80-million investment in our community will create connectivity between Midtown Reno and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), and will support economic development, enhance safety, and improve livability in the corridor.

The project addresses critical transportation needs including improving transit operations by extending the Virginia Line RAPID transit service to UNR, correcting ADA sidewalk deficiencies, improving traffic operations and beautifying the corridor. Up to 300 trees will be added to the corridor as part of the project.

The project is funded with fuel tax revenue, federal and private funds.

More information:

For more information on the project, transit stops, construction operations, business-support opportunities and more, please visit VirginiaStreetProject.com, text Virginia to 797979, or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.