Virginia Street Project Weekly Update | May 20, 2020

Construction News

Midtown transformation is taking shape! features the project including new Midtown photos in Mike Van Houten’s May 18 feature article.

Construction on the roundabout at Center/Mary Streets continues and is only partially open at this time.  For everyone’s safety, please SLOW DOWN, obey traffic signs and pay attention as you drive through the roundabout.  At this time, traffic is only one-way via a southbound detour through the east side of the roundabout.

Construction Look Ahead

All operations are weather permitting.
• 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 Streets continues and will last through mid June. One-way southbound traffic is 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 Streets.

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

Welcome New Midtown Business

Coyote Supply Company located at 30 Mary Streeet, Suite 15 or online at Coyote Supply Co. is run by zero-waste bloggers Brianna Punsalang & Michael Gomez. They offer unique finds for the home and spirit. Curbside pick-up available from 12 to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday and FREE next-business day local delivery.

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.