RENO, NV - Dee McClain moved to her new location about three years ago here on Moana Lane.
A lamp restorer and creator she hit a rough patch last January when a motorist drove through her business.
Now this: a torn up roadway right in front
“Well with any construction we are always concerned with loss of business. I'm still trying to recover from what happened in January. So just trying to make it work,” says McClain owner of “D” Lamp Doctor.
Q&D Construction was awarded the contract just last month to begin construction.
Crews will start tearing up the roadway beginning Monday.
It means slower traffic on this normally busy road.
Some businesses on the south side of the street see it as good news as the area will be more open they say, and drivers will be able to see them.
In the down economy other companies could not wait to see what construction meant to them--30 relocated or went out of business,
McClain hopes she will not go down that road.
Instead she sees her glass as half full hoping slower traffic means more drivers will notice her business and see what it’s all about.
“Because its all about, oh look a that business. I'm going to go in there next time or whenever I have a chance to that will work good,” says McClain.
RTC says beginning Monday demolition, curb and landscaping improvements as well as utility work which includes storm drain work will be taking place during the evening hours.
East bound traffic on Moana between S. Virginia Street and Kietzke Lane will be down to one lane during the evening and into the night.
But beginning June 18th, that one lane east bound traffic will be around the clock.