April 30, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is beginning construction of an additional extended left-turn lane on North McCarran Blvd. between southbound U.S. 395 and Northtowne Lane on Monday, May 4. During construction, the eastbound left turn lane on McCarran Blvd. to northbound U.S. 395 will be closed to traffic. The on-ramp will remain open and will be accessible to westbound traffic. Eastbound drivers will be detoured at Clear Acre Lane to access northbound U.S. 395.

The new lane will help improve traffic flow and capacity, especially during the morning commute hours for the west-to-south turn from North McCarran Boulevard to U.S. 395. The construction is expected to complete by mid-May.

The new turn lane is part of the RTC’s Traffic Engineering Spot 8 Improvements Project. As part of the same project, pavement slurry seal work and striping at the intersection of Red Rock Road/Silver Lake Boulevard, near the new traffic signal, will start on May 7 and is expected to be completed by mid-May.

The project represents a $1.3-million investment in our community. This project is funded with regional road impact fees.

For everyone’s safety, the RTC reminds the community to use caution when traveling near construction zones.

To learn more, please visit rtcwashoe.com