Virginia Street Project Weekly Update | May 15, 2020

Virginia Street Midtown Update

May 15, 2020

Construction News

Another project milestone was reached this week as Sierra Nevada Construction (SNC) paved Virginia Street in Midtown from Liberty Street to Center/Mary Street. Still to come in this section, crews will begin working on the west side of the Center/Mary Street roundabout, place center medians, raise utilities, stripe the roadway and install landscaping. The Midtown segment is anticipated to reach substantial completion in Mid-august – three months ahead of schedule.

The section near the University of Nevada, Reno is on schedule. Work is focused near the roundabout north of 15th Street, transit station construction, and building demolition between 8th Street and 9th Street. This section is anticipated to be complete in the fall.

Construction Look Ahead

All operations are weather permitting.

  • *NEW* Virginia Street is one-way southbound from Liberty Street to Vassar Street.
  • Virginia Street is two-way traffic from Vassar Street to Plumb Lane.
  • Construction on the west side of the roundabout at Center/Mary Street begins the week of May 18 and will last through mid-June. One-way southbound traffic will be detoured through the east side of the roundabout.
  • Crews placing center medians, raising utilities, striping the roadway and installing landscaping and lighting on Virginia Street from Liberty Street to Center/Mary Street.

Transit Detour:
RTC’s Route 1, RAPID Virginia Line, and UNR-Midtown Direct southbound routes will return to their normal routes and bus stop locations on Friday, May 15. Northbound routes on Virginia Street are still on a detour. Check route and schedule information at

MidTown business owners are taking over Instagram and Facebook and sharing their stories! Have you submitted a video yet? Simply record a 90-second vertical clip highlighting your business, your MidTown story and what your business is doing right now. Then text or email the video to Ashley at 530-260-6317 or It’s that easy!


Several Midtown businesses have reopened while others are still conducting take-out and curbside orders. To get a business status update, check out News 4 & Fox 11’s list of Midtown businesses.

Midtown District Reno also provides a list of businesses offering take-out options and even includes contact information.