27 Mar UNR RTC Construction Activities – 3/26
Virginia Street Weekly Update
University of Nevada, Reno
March 26, 2020
Construction of RTC’s Virginia Street Project at the University will begin April 1, 2020. These stakeholder updates will be distributed as needed throughout construction to keep you informed of current and upcoming activities.
About the Virginia Street Project:
The Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project will improve safety and provide better access, enhanced transit service and improved mobility for everyone. This includes extending the RAPID Virginia Line from Midtown to the University of Nevada, Reno. The project represents an $87-million investment in our community. The project is funded with fuel tax revenue, sales tax revenue, and federal funds.
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Construction Look Ahead
All operations are weather permitting and exclude holidays. Crews will coordinate with the University for events.
- Crews will begin installing traffic control and stormwater management devices the week of March 30 on Virginia Street between Interstate 80 and the University of Nevada, Reno West Stadium Parking Garage.
- Construction operations will begin the week of April 6. Two-way traffic on North Virginia Street will be pushed to the west side of the street to allow for work on the east side of the new roundabout. The West Stadium Parking Garage entrance on Virginia Street will be closed during this time – approximately two months.
- Demolition of the buildings located on the east side of Virginia Street between 8th Street and 9th Street is in process. Construction work associated with building demolition will generally take place Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., although could go as late as 7 p.m. on some days, and could include some Saturday work. The demolition in this area will make way for roadway widening, a transit station, a bus lane, a shared bike lane, and wider sidewalks.
University of Nevada, Reno-Midtown Direct
UNR-Midtown Direct is a temporary route connecting the University to Midtown until the project is completed and the extension of the RAPID Virginia Line service permanently takes its place. UNR students, faculty and staff can ride UNR-Midtown Direct for FREE with a valid UNR ID. At this time, the RTC is recommending transit use for essential trips only.
Food and Curbside Pick-Up Option:
Old Granite Street Eatery is feeding 1st responders and ER personnel, providing over 135 meals per day. Donate to www.FeedOurHeroes.com.
And shop at the Granite Street Market for fresh produce, eggs, milk, cleaning supplies and food from Old Granite Street Eatery’s take-out menu, delivered curbside: www.oldgranitestreeteatery.com.