Gearing Up for the Moana Widening Project

By: Denise Wong Email
By: Denise Wong Email
RTC is holding a public meeting on Wednesday to talk with people about what to expect when the Moana Widening Project gets underway.

Moana Lane

Reno, NV - In May, crews will start doing road construction work on Moana Lane between US-395 and Baker Lane. It's going to impact a lot of people's daily commutes.

According to Doug Maloy, a project engineer with RTC, about 34,000 vehicles go through the intersection at Moana Lane by 395. Further west on Moana, the area attracts about 24,000 vehicles a day. When crews start doing work on that road come May, you can bet drivers will notice.

The RTC project seeks to expand Moana Lane to six lanes through that section. The $36 million project has already impacted businesses in the area. About 30 businesses have had to relocate or close to make room for the extra lanes. That includes Nu Yalk Pizza, which is shutting its doors in the area at the end of the month. The owner is hoping to open in the pizzeria's new location near the Winco in South Reno in March. However, that building is still under construction.

RTC is holding a public meeting so that concerned citizens can learn more about what to expect on the road in that area once the construction begins.
The public meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 15 at 2050 Villanova Drive in Reno. It will be in the RTC boardroom between the hours of 4:30pm and 7:30pm.

"The public meeting we're going to be holding is to give particularly businesses in the corridor the opportunity to look at the plans, talk about constructions, phasing, traffic control and what they'll see over the next year while we're constructing the project," says Doug Maloy, with RTC.

It should be an informal open house style meeting and anyone is welcome to attend.

The Moana Lane Widening project is expected to wrap up in December.


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