September 16, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning the following upcoming detours due to construction work on the Virginia Street Project near the University of Nevada, Reno:

– Thursday, September 17 for approximately three weeks: There will be an expanded full closure of Virginia Street between East 9th Street and East 8th Street. The closure of Virginia Street between East 8th Street and Maple Street continues. Traffic will be detoured onto Sierra Street or Center Street. East 8th Street will remain open to traffic.

Businesses and residences in this area remain open and accessible.

For the safety of construction crews, drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, please use caution in and around construction zones.

Construction near the University is anticipated to be complete this fall.

About the Virginia Street Project:
The Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project will improve safety and provide better access, enhanced transit service and improved mobility for everyone. This includes extending the RAPID Virginia Line from Midtown to the University of Nevada, Reno. The project represents an approximately $90-million investment in our community.

The project is funded with fuel tax revenue, sales tax revenue, and federal funds.

More information:
For more information about the project, construction operations, business-support opportunities and more, please visit VirginiaStreetProject.com, text Virginia to 797979, or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #VirginiaStreetProject.