Weekend USA Parkway detour in place
September 21, 2017
Traffic detours will be in place this weekend on the USA Parkway to Interstate 80 ramps as part of a Nevada Department of Transportation project to restripe the ramps for enhanced traffic safety and flow.
From 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 through 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, the following detours and lane reductions will take place:
The northbound USA Parkway to I-80 ramps will be detoured via Waltham Way to the Patrick interchange to connect with the interstate. This means traffic traveling from USA Parkway to either eastbound or westbound I-80 will be detoured to the Patrick interchange to access I-80, an approximate five-minute detour.
Southbound USA Parkway travel lanes will also be reduced to one lane near I-80.
The closures are to install a cattleguard on USA Parkway. NDOT is also making additional improvements to the I-80 eastbound to southbound USA Parkway off-ramp. The interstate ramp will be resurfaced and restriped to provide two free right turn lanes, offering quicker and safer turns for commuters traveling from Reno/Sparks to USA Parkway and reducing potential traffic delays and back-ups onto the interstate. An additional travel lane will also be added to southbound USA Parkway between I-80 and Electric Avenue. The approximately $600,000 in improvements by contractor Q & D Construction is expected to be completed this fall.
As traffic increases with enhanced development at the Reno-Tahoe Industrial Center and the upcoming extension of the USA Parkway to U.S. 50, NDOT is also evaluating potential regional interstate improvements in future years.
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State road project information is available at nevadadot.com or by calling (775) 888-7000.