UNR Virginia Street Weekly Update | 9/11

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. The new roundabout being constructed on Virginia Street near the West Stadium Parking Complex is a key design feature that incorporates these benefits. The roundabout will help reduce speed and congestion on both Virginia Street and at the parking garage which is anticipated to reduce crash rates. The roundabout also provides a safe and efficient space for RAPID transit buses to turn.

When driving through a roundabout, vehicles entering the roadway (in this case, from the parking garage) must yield to traffic circulating the roadway (Virginia Street).

Learn How to Navigate a Roundabout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKNw5ct3_lA

Traffic Control at UNR:

  • 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.
  • Virginia Street is closed between Maple Street and 8th Street. Detours are in place for northbound traffic to use Center Street and southbound traffic to use Sierra Street.
  • Virginia Street between 8th Street and 9th Street has been reduced to southbound-only traffic; northbound traffic is detoured to Sierra Street.

Recently poured concrete pavement cures on Virginia Street near the West Stadium Parking Complex roundabout.

Traffic Control in Midtown:

  • Center Street is closed only to buses and large trucks at Cheney Street through the end of the month to allow for concrete curing. The street is open but reduced to one lane for through traffic.
  • Periodic signage, striping and landscaping will continue through the end of the month. Please continue to use caution when driving through Midtown.