RENO, NV (KOLO) - The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County invites the community to learn more about the Sun Valley Boulevard Transportation Improvement Project at a community meeting on Wednesday, April 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center, at 115 W. 6th Avenue in Sun Valley. A formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m. For those unable to attend, the RTC plans to livestream the presentation on its Facebook page in English.
The RTC has begun the design phase of the project and is seeking community input. They say the project will increase safety in the area and benefit drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users.
Improvements to the four-mile corridor include adding Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant sidewalks, accessible bus stops and new bike lanes to make the roadway safer for all users starting at Clear Acre Lane between Scottsdale Road and Dandini Boulevard/El Rancho Drive continuing north along Sun Valley Boulevard to Highland Ranch Parkway.
Final project design is anticipated in December 2020. After the design is complete, the project will progress to the construction phase. The earliest construction could begin is spring of 2021.
The total project investment, including construction, design, permitting and construction management, is approximately $50 million. At this time, the project is primarily funded with local fuel tax revenue.
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