Traffic passing through the Fallon Convention Center will be the topic Thursday when the Fallon City Council holds a public workshop at 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers, 55 W. Williams Ave.
Questions, comments and concerns from the public will be considered by council members in regard to the proposed Convention Center Drive. The project is designed to provide an east-west roadway along the perimeter of the convention center parking lot to connect Auction Road and Venturacci Lane, according to City Engineer Jim Souba.
A recent traffic count identified more than 700 cars per day using the convention center parking lot and the paved right-of-way behind Safeway as a through way to reach Venturacci Lane. One reason for the traffic is the challenge motorists face when trying to make a left-hand turn from Auction Road on to Williams Avenue, Souba added.
“The large number of cars using it as such creates safety concerns for pedestrians in the parking lot walking to or from the convention center,” he noted.
Council members will not vote on the project Thursday. The proposed project would be paid for from Regional Transportation Funds.