Virginia Street Project

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County and local construction firm Sierra Nevada Construction (SNC) are transforming Virginia Street with construction of the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project in the Midtown Reno.


The project addresses critical transportation needs including improving transit operations by extending the Virginia Line RAPID transit service to UNR, correcting ADA sidewalk deficiencies, improving traffic operations and beautifying the corridor.


The project is funded with fuel tax revenue, federal and private funds.


This more than $80-million investment in our community will create connectivity between Midtown Reno and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), and will support economic development, enhance safety, and improve livability in the corridor.


Up to 300 trees will be added to the corridor as part of the project. As well as incorporation of historical and cultural characteristics of Midtown.

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Midtown District Project

In addition to the marked parking lot behind the Ponderosa Hotel with 36 spaces, there are 85 additional marked, angled parking spaces throughout the construction zone. Temporary parking spaces in the construction zone are on South Virginia Street between Thoma Street and Moran Street, between Vassar Street and Arroyo Street, and between Pueblo Street and Mt. Rose Street. Check signage for access from the southbound traffic lane. Temporary parking locations may change as construction progresses.

Forest St. Parking

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