July 15, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County plans to close westbound traffic on Liberty Street through the Virginia Street intersection for construction work as part of the Virginia Street Project. On Tuesday, July 21, and Wednesday, July 22, westbound traffic on Liberty Street will be detoured northbound on Center Street and westbound on State Street. Eastbound traffic will continue through the Liberty Street/Virginia Street intersection.

Construction crews will be completing milling and paving operations. Drivers can anticipate minor lane closures through the Liberty Street/Virginia Street intersection through Friday, July 25 as crews continue with concrete work as part of the project.

Virginia Street remains open to one-way, southbound-only traffic in Midtown between Liberty Street and Center Street/Mary Street.

The Midtown segment of the Virginia Street Project is anticipated to wrap up in August. The Virginia Street Project is set to be complete near the University of Nevada, Reno, 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 $87-million investment in our community. The project is funded with fuel tax revenue, sales tax revenue, and federal funds.

More information:
For more information on 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.