Oddie Wells Project could start later this year, RTC collecting feedback
The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is inviting the public to learn more about the Oddie Boulevard and Wells Avenue design project at a community meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Washoe County Senior Center, located at 1155 E. 9th Street in Reno.
A formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m. For those unable to attend, the RTC plans to livestream the presentation on its
RTC Washoe says the multimodal improvement project will revitalize the 3.2-mile corridor by creating a more-livable, safer and vibrant community on Wells Avenue, beginning at the I-80 ramps in Reno and continuing on Oddie Boulevard to Pyramid Way in Sparks.
RTC says 60 percent of the design is done and will present the community with the most-current plans for lighting, landscaping, aesthetic features, ADA improvements, pedestrian ramps, bicycle facilities, and safer traffic operations to increase mobility and connectivity along this corridor. The RTC is planning to construct a raised cycle track on both sides of the roadway from Sutro Street in Reno to Pyramid Way in Sparks. On Wells Avenue from Sutro Street to I-80, plans include a multi-use path on one side of the road and sidewalks on the other side. The new multi-use path will connect to the existing multi-use path along I-80 by UNR Farms.
Final project design is expected in summer 2020. After the design is complete, the project will progress to the construction phase. Construction could begin in late 2020 or summer 2021.
The total project investment, including construction, design, permitting and construction management, is approximately $35 million. The project is funded with local fuel tax revenue.
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