Intersection improvements in North Valleys start Wednesday

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) plans to begin construction on the second phase of the North Valleys Improvements Project Wednesday, November 8, pushing it from Monday.

Traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Lemmon Drive and US 395, and at the intersection of Red Rock Road and Moya Boulevard. These intersection improvements are designed to enhance safety and improve capacity on regional roads.

Construction on the project is weather-permitting. The RTC is asking drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to be aware of possible lane and sidewalk closures during construction.

"The community asked us to improve traffic safety in this area. We listened and we are implementing these improvements," said RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson.

The first phase of the project included pedestrian-safety improvements along Sky Vista Parkway, Stead Boulevard, Golden Valley Drive and Lemmon Drive. These improvements were completed in 2016.

This project was developed based on safety analysis and public comments received as part of the North Valleys Regional Multimodal Study and the Nevada Department of Transportation's Reno/Sparks Freeway Study.

Funding for the North Valleys Improvements Project comes from the Regional Road Impact Fee (RRIF), which are developer impact fees, and through the RTC Fuel Tax.