August 29, 2019

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is continuing its Preventive Maintenance Program to keep area roadways in good condition. Starting on September 3, Vista Boulevard will receive a slurry seal treatment to help extend the life of the roadway.

Drivers are asked to use extra caution in these work zones and follow signed detours, when necessary:

o Tuesday, September 3 – Saturday, September 7 from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Vista Boulevard from Los Altos Parkway to Wingfield Parkway will be open to at least one lane of traffic in both directions during pavement maintenance.
o Sunday, September 15 from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Vista Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from Brierley Way to Prater Way. Northbound traffic will be detoured at Brierley Way to Lillard Drive to Lincoln Way to Sparks Boulevard to Prater Way to Vista Boulevard. Southbound traffic will be detoured at Prater Way to Sparks Boulevard to Lincoln Way to Lillard Drive to Brierley Way to Vista Boulevard.

The RTC’s goal is to apply the most cost-effective treatment to the right pavements at the right time to minimize pavement-life-cycle costs and maximize serviceable pavement life. It is six to 10 times cheaper to properly maintain streets than to allow them to fail and pay for costly reconstruction treatments.

The RTC’s investment in the Preventive Maintenance Program for the entire Washoe County area for this fiscal year is $6.5 million.