January 6, 2021

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) pf Washoe County is planning to begin construction on a new traffic signal at the intersection of Rock Boulevard and Edison Way in Reno on January 11, 2021. Even though construction will begin in January, the traffic signal will not be activated until spring 2021.

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

Drivers can anticipate minor lane and shoulder closures as part of the traffic signal installation process.

As part of the Traffic Engineering Spot 9 – Package 2 project, the RTC will also be upgrading outdated traffic signal equipment at intersections in the Reno area, including: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 winter and 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.