UNR Virginia Street Weekly Update | 8/21

Dear Stakeholder:

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is continuing construction on Virginia Street near the University campus to improve safety, access, and transit facilities. As classes resume and faculty, staff and students return to campus, please be aware that there are some closures and detours in place.

  • The bridge on Virginia Street over I-80 between Maple Street and Eighth Street, west of Walgreens, is closed to through traffic until mid-September. Northbound traffic and pedestrians are detoured to Center Street via Maple Street. Southbound traffic and pedestrians are detoured to Sierra Street via 9th Street.
  • Traffic is two-way on North Virginia Street from 9th Street to 15th Street.
  • Traffic is one-way northbound on North Virginia Street between 15th Street and the Sierra Street/Comstock Drive/Virginia Street intersection, just south of McCarran Boulevard. Southbound traffic in this area is detoured at Sierra Street and utilizes 15th Street back to North Virginia Street. This closure is anticipated to be in place until the project is completed this fall.