17 Mar Oddie Wells Project Update Mar 17, 2022
The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is continuing construction on the Oddie Wells Project and is advising the community of upcoming traffic control changes due to construction activity.
Beginning on the afternoon of Friday, March 18, 2022, traffic within the existing construction zone on Oddie Boulevard between Pyramid Highway and Sullivan Lane will switch to traveling on the south side of the roadway, instead of the north side of the roadway. Two-way traffic will remain in place within the construction zone. This configuration will be in place for approximately six months.
No night work is anticipated as part of this phase of construction.
The RTC encourages the community to support the businesses along this corridor, which remain open and accessible during construction.
The RTC has received reports that cars have been speeding through the construction zone. This is dangerous for the community, but especially for the people who are hard at work reconstructing the roadway. The RTC reminds the community to use extra caution in and around the construction zone for everyone’s safety.
About the Oddie Wells Project:
The Oddie Wells Project will increase safety, connectivity, and mobility options along this heavily traveled corridor. The project plans include new lighting, landscaping, ADA improvements, pedestrian ramps, and bicycle facilities, providing safer traffic operations.
The RTC plans to construct a raised cycle track on both sides of the roadway from Sutro Street in Reno to Pyramid Way in Sparks. On Wells Avenue from Sutro Street to I-80, plans include a multiuse pathway on one side of the road and sidewalks on the other side. The new multiuse pathway will connect to the existing multiuse pathway along I-80 by UNR Farms.
Corridor improvements will support economic investment and redevelopment while enhancing the quality of life for area residents by improving accessibility and safety. Construction will be completed in four phases and is anticipated to be complete by fall of 2024, weather permitting.