24 Mar Oddie Wells Project Update Mar 24, 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 Monday, March 28, 2022, El Rancho Drive will be closed to through traffic between Oddie Boulevard and Orovada Street/Greenbrae Drive. Northbound traffic on El Rancho Drive will be detoured at Oddie Boulevard to Sullivan Lane to Greenbrae Drive. Southbound traffic on El Rancho Drive will be detoured on Greenbrae Drive/Orovada Street to Silverada Boulevard to Oddie Boulevard. This detour will be in place for less than three weeks. Residences and businesses within the closure will remain accessible.
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.