The Regional Transportation Commission temporarily closed a section of eastbound Prater Way in Sparks for construction work this week as part of the 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project. The RTC also plans to temporarily close the I-80 westbound on-ramp at Prater Way for paving.
Work began on Monday and is scheduled through the week of May 7 at Eastbound Prater Way from Rock Boulevard to Galletti Way for paving and center median work. Detour signs will direct drivers to use Glendale Avenue as an alternate eastbound route during construction. Westbound traffic can continue to use Prater Way according to the RTC.
Beginning Tuesday, May 1 through Saturday, May 5, I-80 westbound on-ramp at Prater Way will close for concrete work. Drivers are asked to use the Rock Boulevard on-ramp as a detour.
Construction crews will maintain access to residences and businesses.
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The work is part of an overall $58 million investment in the community to better connect Downtown Reno and Downtown Sparks and provide access to jobs and education opportunities. The 4th Street/Prater Way Bus RAPID Transit Project involves widening sidewalks, adding bike lanes, adding new landscaping and moving utilities underground. The final component of the project will be a new RAPID bus line, called the Lincoln Line, debuting in late 2018. The new line celebrates the famous Lincoln Highway. Completion of construction is anticipated in fall of 2018.