Washoe County to get $88.9 million for U.S. 395 work

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The federal transportation department has awarded $88.9 million to Washoe County for work on U.S. 395 including additional lanes and improvements on North Virginia Street.
U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, Nevada Democrats, said the funding is through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.
Cortez Masto said the award is “great news for Reno and the surrounding areas.”  She said the improvements will provide more transportation options for the area.
Rosen described the work as crucial to the safety and success of the area economy and will modernize the roadways and speed commute times for drivers and pedestrians.
Kristina Swallow, head of the Nevada Department of Transportation, said the projects will add critical capacity to U.S. 395 and install cutting-edge traffic safety technology including new sidewalks and bike lanes to the North Virginia Street corridor.
The funding will add two traffic lanes to U.S. 395 for about three miles plus improved traffic control, interchange lighting and sound walls.


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