The Nevada Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting to provide updates on construction of the USA Parkway extension on Thursday, Aug.11.
The USA Parkway was originally constructed as a privately built, six-mile-long road connecting Interstate 80 to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east of Sparks. This summer, NDOT began construction to extend the Parkway by more than 12 miles to reach U.S. 50 near Silver Springs, creating an approximately 18-mile-long, four-lane state roadway between Interstate 80 and U.S. 50. Known as State Route 439, the new roadway will further link the greater Sparks area with the U.S. 50 corridor in Silver Springs, enhancing regional mobility and creating an additional route for commuter, freight and other traffic. The road will also help support regional economic development and serve as another route in the event of emergency or weather-related road closures. The project is projected to reduce travel times by as much as 38 percent for those traveling between U.S. 50 and I-80.
Through the end of the year, periodic single-lane closures will take place on the USA Parkway weekdays during daytime hours for roadside improvements such as installing additional guardrail and grading roadside slopes.
Drivers can also anticipate minor travel delays on U.S. 50 in the Silver Springs area next year during construction of a traffic roundabout intersection connecting the USA Parkway and U.S. 50. The $75.9 million project by design-build contractor Ames Construction is expected to complete in late 2017.
The public meeting will provide additional information on project construction. The meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Silver Stage High School located at 3755 West Spruce Ave. in Silver Springs, with an informational presentation held at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the open-format meeting at any time between 4 and 7 p.m. to discuss the project and provide comments. Comments can also be made before Aug. 26 on-line at www.nevadadot.com, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Pedro Rodriguez, NDOT Project Manager at 1263 South Stewart Street, Carson City, NV, 89712. Project information is available at www.usaparkway.com.