September 23, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning to close all southbound traffic on Sun Valley Boulevard between 7th Avenue and Highland Ranch Parkway beginning Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 23. Northbound traffic on Sun Valley Boulevard will remain open.

During the closure, southbound traffic will be detoured at Highland Ranch Parkway to Midnight Drive, to Lightning Drive, to Magenta Drive to 7th Avenue. There will also be intermittent side street access closures on residential roadways that connect to Sun Valley Boulevard between 7th Avenue and Highland Ranch Parkway.

The closure is part of the RTC’s Sun Valley Boulevard Project. Crews will be preparing for and completing paving operations on Sun Valley Boulevard during the closure.

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.

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

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