Paving work closes eastbound Prater Way in Sparks

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Regional Transportation Commission will temporarily close a section of eastbound Prater Way in Sparks for paving as part of the 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project.

Starting Monday, April 16, through the week of May 7, eastbound Prater Way from Rock Boulevard to El Rancho Drive will close for paving. Detours will be in place and westbound traffic can continue to use Prater Way.

Construction crews will maintain access to residences and businesses. Pavement-striping operations will follow.

The work is part of an overall $58 million investment in the community to better connect Downtown Reno and Downtown Sparks and provide access to jobs and education opportunities. The 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project involves widening sidewalks, adding bike lanes, adding new landscaping and moving utilities underground. The final component of the project will be a new RAPID bus line, called the Lincoln Line, debuting in late 2018. The new line celebrates the famous Lincoln Highway. Completion of construction is anticipated in fall of 2018.