Prater Way project to begin in April, RTC still collecting feedback

Published: Jan. 9, 2020 at 9:28 AM PST
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The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is planning a roadway rehabilitation project on Prater Way between Howard Drive and Sparks Boulevard. The community is invited to give their feedback on Thursday, January 9 from 5-7 p.m. at Dilworth STEM Academy located at 255 Prater Way in Sparks for an open house to learn more about the project.

A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. If you are not able to attend, the RTC plans to livestream the presentation on its


RTC Washoe says the pavement in this section of roadway has deteriorated and needs to be replaced. As part of the project, the RTC will also add bike lanes, improve center medians and storm drainage, and make sidewalks, curb ramps, road crossings and pedestrian signals accessible.

RTC will also be working with the City of Sparks to replace aging sewer infrastructure beneath Prater Way between McCarran Boulevard and Greenbrae Drive.

The preliminary construction plan includes leaving one lane of traffic open in each direction during construction.

The project is anticipated to begin in April 2020 and take about six months to complete. The project represents an estimated $5-million investment in our community.

For more information on this project,


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