RTC Washoe to begin replacing Arlington Avenue Bridges

Published: Dec. 12, 2019 at 8:43 AM PST
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The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is starting the process of replacing the Arlington Avenue Bridges over the Truckee River and is asking for input from the community.

The public community meeting is on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center, located at 925 Riverside Drive in Reno. There will be a presentation at 5:30 p.m. and staff will be available to answer questions.

RTC Washoe says the McKinley Arts & Culture Center is served by


If you can’t attend the meeting, the RTC plans to livestream it on

, so you can still get involved and share your comments and ideas.

This meeting will look at possible replacement bridge types and aesthetic themes, document design and environmental criteria, improve safety and multimodal access in the area of Wingfield Park, and review flood-capacity requirements.

The current bridges over the Truckee River on Arlington Avenue were built in the 1930s. RTC Washoe says they are still structurally safe to drive over, but they are starting to show their age and it is time to begin the process of replacing them.

The construction is expected to start in 2026.

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