Virginia Street Project Weekly Update | July 24, 2020

Midtown News

Midtown is full of culture and art and the Virginia Street Project enhances safety, mobility and access for everyone to enjoy all that Midtown has to offer. Visitors to Midtown will enjoy new sidewalk design, street lighting, landscaping, and transit stations.

As part of the street renovation efforts, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has partnered with the City of Reno to support the development of public art in Midtown. The City of Reno is funding the installation of artistic benches and bike racks as well as a large sculpture as a gateway piece to be placed in the newly constructed roundabout at the Virginia Street/Mary Street/Center Street intersection.

To learn more about public art in Midtown, visit the City of Reno’s Midtown Public Art Project.

Midtown is decorated with dozens of murals. Take a walk down the newly completed, wide sidewalks through Midtown and enjoy these stunning pieces of art.
Photo credit: Midtown District Reno

Construction News

Traffic Control

All operations are weather permitting.

  • Virginia Street is two-way traffic from Center/Mary Streets to Plumb Lane.
  • Virginia Street is one-way southbound from Liberty Street to Center/Mary Streets with two-way traffic anticipated in August.
  • Crews are placing center medians, striping the roadway and installing landscaping on Virginia Street from Liberty Street to Center/Mary Streets.


Learn How to Navigate a Roundabout:

Photographic rendering of the sculpture titled “Reciprocity” by Hunter Brown to be placed in the Center Street/Mary Street roundabout.

Transit Detour:
RTC’s Route 1, RAPID Virginia Line, and UNR-Midtown Direct will continue on a northbound detour on Holcomb Avenue and Center Street. Southbound buses are on their normal routes. Check route and schedule information at