Virginia Street Project Weekly Update | May 8, 2020

Construction News

Paving operations on Virginia Street from Liberty Street to Center/Mary Street are anticipated to begin the week of May 11. Beginning Friday, May 15 Virginia Street will be open to one-way southbound traffic from Liberty Street to Center/Mary Street.  Crews will raise utilities and stripe the roadway in this section throughout May. Sidewalks, curb and gutter are complete.

Construction Look Ahead

All operations are weather permitting.

  • Virginia Street is closed to through traffic from Liberty Street to Center Street/Mary Street. Side streets are closed at Virginia Street in this section. Beginning May 15, this section of Virginia Street will be open to one-way southbound traffic.
  • Virginia Street is one-way southbound from Center Street to Vassar Street.
  • Virginia Street is two-way traffic from Vassar Street to Plumb Lane.

Transit Detour:
RTC’s Route 1, RAPID Virginia Line, and UNR-Midtown Direct will detour northbound on Holcomb Avenue and Center Street, and southbound on Liberty Street to California Avenue to Forest Street to Mt. Rose Street. Check route and schedule information at

Community Support

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!

Win the Virgina St. Sign
Bingo ends May 8!  

If you’re looking for a fun way to support local businesses in Midtown, get ready to play some BINGO for a chance to win the coveted “Virgina” Street sign! (You know that happy accident that happened a few months back?)
To play, just follow these steps:
1. Follow @MidtownDistrictReno on Instagram
2. Screen shot (or download on: the BINGO card
3. Fill out the card, making sure to tag @midtowndistrictreno AND each business as you go
4. RE-share the BINGO card so others can participate too!
5. Bingo ends May 8, 2020.