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Celebration set for Friday, Oct. 28

The Downtown Business Association is planning an open house to celebrate the completion of the construction project in the downtown corridor. The event, on Friday, Oct. 28, kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon at the Capitol.
Cathleen Allison | Nevada Photo Source

After seven long months, the end is in sight.

Carson City’s downtown construction project that replaced water and sewer lines, repaved and narrowed Carson Street from William to 5th streets and widened and improved its sidewalks is nearly complete.

Through next Friday, finishing touches to the road and pedestrian walkways will be done in time for the projects’s big debut before Nevada Day.

Carson Street will be open in both directions, but there will be lane shifts next week to accommodate ongoing work, said Danny Rotter, Carson City engineering manager.

That final work includes tree planting in the sidewalk planters, street striping, and installation of final pavers, electrical outlets and signage.

All side streets will remain open, too.

After Nevada Day, Q&D Construction Inc., the construction contractor, will return to finish so-called punch list items before the project can be officially complete.

On Friday, Oct. 28, Carson City will celebrate its new downtown with an all-day party put on with the help of the Downtown Business Association.

The schedule includes live music, bike rides and a beer garden as well as a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the Capitol Building at noon and a showing of the The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Brewery Arts Center at 8 p.m.

The Nevada State Museum also will be celebrating its 75th anniversary.

The following schedule may be updated throughout the week so visit the Downtown Business Association’s web site at http://www.downtowncarson.org/road-future-downtown-open-house-1028/ for the day’s latest events.

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Nevada State Museum 75th Anniversary Celebration

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: KOZZ Live Broadcast at Arlington Plaza

Noon: Ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the Capitol Building

Noon to 4 p.m.: Family Fun Center on Proctor Street

Noon to 6 p.m.: Art Projects with the Brewery Arts Center and Food for Thought — Brewery Building on Proctor Street

Noon to 7 p.m.: Beer Garden at Arlington Plaza

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Guided Westside Bike Ride starts from Bike Smith

1-4 p.m.: Band: Escalade — Arlington Plaza

1:30-2:30 p.m.: High School MTB Team Show and Games at The Bike Smith

2-5 p.m.: Band: Picket Line at the Bike Smith

2:30-3:30 p.m.: Bike Games with Muscle Powered and Fitness for 10 at The Bike Smith

3-7 p.m.: Band: Deception — McFadden Plaza

3:30-4 p.m.: Slow Race Bike Competition at The Bike Smith

4-6 p.m.: The X Live Broadcast — McFadden Plaza

4-5 p.m.: Adult Tricycle Races — The Bike Smith

4-7 p.m.: Band: Trippin’ King Snakes — Arlington Plaza

5:30-6 p.m.: Raffle Drawings for Grand Prize — Arlington Plaza

6:30 p.m.: Blinky Man Halloween Bike Ride — McFadden Plaza

8 p.m.: Rocky Horror Picture Show — The Brewery Arts Center