July 16, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning to close Sun Valley Boulevard between Middle Fork Drive and Leon Drive beginning Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24. The closure is part of the RTC’s Sun Valley Boulevard Project.

During the closure, the following detours will be in place:

  • Northbound traffic traveling along Sun Valley Boulevard will be detoured right at Middle Fork Drive, left at Smokey Canyon Drive, left at Leon Drive, and right back onto Sun Valley Boulevard.
  • Southbound traffic traveling along Sun Valley Boulevard will be detoured right onto Leon Drive, left at Middle Fork Drive, left at Amargosa Drive, left at Middle Fork Drive, and right back onto Sun Valley Boulevard

Drivers are reminded to follow the 25-mile-per-hour speed limit within residential areas, and use caution in and around the construction zone for everyone’s safety.

During the closure, construction crews will be installing drainage infrastructure along Sun Valley Boulevard between Middle Fork Drive and Leon Drive.

Homes located within the closure area will continue to be accessible. Drivers will be assisted by flaggers to reach driveways within the closure.

The Sun Valley Boulevard Project is anticipated to be substantially complete in December 2020, weather permitting.

About the Sun Valley Boulevard Project:
The project will increase safety in the neighborhood and benefit drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users. Phase one of the project includes improvements on Sun Valley Boulevard from 7th Avenue to Highland Ranch Parkway, including:

• Two new pedestrian-activated rapid flashing beacon crossings at Quartz Lane and Middle Fork Drive
• Dedicated left-turn lane from northbound Sun Valley Boulevard to Staci Way
• Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements
• New sidewalks and bike lanes
• Drainage improvements
• New pavement
• An upgraded traffic signal at Sun Valley Boulevard/7th Street and a reconfiguration of the intersection to improve safety
• Aesthetic improvements

Project maps are available at SunValleyBlvd.org/media.

Phase one of this project represents an approximate $8-million investment in our community funded with local fuel-tax revenue.

To learn more about the project and get construction updates, please visit SunValleyBlvd.org.