Reno City Council votes to continue with the design of Oddie Wells Project
The Reno City Council unanimously approved to continue with the design of the Oddie Wells Project Monday.
In a 6-0 vote, the proposed project, which focuses on upgrading the road between Wells Avenue near Interstate 80 to Oddie Boulevard near Pyramid Way; looks to create a multi-use path, raised cycle track, raised medians, more lights and upgrade the crossing at Oddie and Silverada Boulevards.
Even though it's not part of the project, the pedestrian bridge near the Oddie and Silverada intersection is expected to come down. RTC Washoe officials say the bridge is being under utilize, it's not ADA compliant, it has wear and tear and it hasn't been maintained.
A Reno engineer told the council, it would cost $500,000 to keep the bridge for the next ten years.
The three and a half mile corridor looks to create a walkable road and connect communities.
The proposed project is expected to cost $30.4 Million. If everything goes well, designing the project could be done by mid-2020 and construction could begin towards the end of 2020.
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