We Have Come a Long Way on Street Rehabilitation
Since 1995, the Reno City Council has made street maintenance and rehabilitation a major priority. The City's Public Works Department has put forth an extraordinary effort over the last ten years to improve neighborhood streets throughout our community, and today drivers can see the difference.
In 1997, the Reno City Council adopted a comprehensive, long term plan to catch up on the backlog the City faced regarding street maintenance. This strategic plan calls for more than merely catching up on the backlog. It provides a long-term maintenance regimen that will prevent the City of Reno from falling behind on street maintenance in the future.
Rehabilitation and Maintenance on Streets From 1995 through 2015
- 107.3 Miles of neighborhood streets have been rehabilitated
- 107.9 Miles of Regional roads have been rehabilitated
- 18.4 Miles of industrial roads have been rehabilitated
- 510.0 Miles of neighborhood collector and local streets have been surface treated
Regional Transportation Commission (RTC)
The RTC was formed in July 1979 as a result of legislation approved by the Nevada Legislature, which consolidated the Regional Street and Highway Commission, the Regional Transit Commission and the Washoe County Area Transportation Study Policy Committee. This consolidation has increased the effectiveness and efficiency in planning and implementation of the ground transportation program in Washoe County. Rehabilitation of regional roads are typically performed by the RTC, using local fuel tax funds and regional road impact fees.
Regional Road Reconstruction Program
The Regional Transportation Commission works with the Public Works Departments of Reno, Sparks and Washoe County to identify Regional Roads with pavements in poor condition and to repair them as soon as possible. Download a program brochure to learn more about this process.