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Councilmember Delgado to walk Ward 3 neighborhood in advance of NDOT Spaghetti Bowl Project

Post Date:08/29/2019 5:00 PM
The City of Reno and Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) invite media to learn more about the future Reno-Sparks Spaghetti Bowl Project on Friday, August 30, 2019.

Residents in the area of Butler Street and Carville Drive will be impacted by construction in the long term, and Reno City Councilmember Oscar Delgado will walk the neighborhood on Friday morning to talk to residents and hear their questions and concerns, before meeting with members of the media.

“The magnitude of this project will have everlasting changes to the northeast neighborhoods” said Delgado, who represents Ward 3 in Reno. “Housing is an important issue across our city, and this project will have a major impact on existing housing. My hope is to ensure the residents are well-informed and connected to this projected.”

“As part of fast-tracking these improvements, NDOT has hosted multiple public meetings and more than 200 stakeholder meetings to gather input on enhancing traffic safety and mobility,” NDOT Chief of Project Management Nick Johnson explained. “We want to make sure our fellow community members are kept updated and informed on this important project that will ultimately transform our metro interstates.”

More Information About the Project 

The Reno-Sparks population is expected to increase 27 percent by 2040. Without the future improvements, population growth is anticipated to lead to travel delay increases of 53 percent through the Spaghetti Bowl.

NDOT’s future phased improvements to enhance safety and mobility on the Reno-Sparks Spaghetti Bowl and metro interstates include:

  • construction of higher-speed, direct-connect Spaghetti Bowl ramps
  • adding additional interstate lanes in certain areas
  • reducing merging and weaving at interstate interchanges near the Spaghetti Bowl with ramp improvements
  • interstate shoulder, landscape and aesthetics and other enhancements

With federal approval recently received, the road improvements will now be designed and built in prioritized phases through 2039 as funding is identified.

The first phase will realign eastbound Interstate 80 lanes between Wells Avenue and the Spaghetti Bowl and widen the eastbound I-80 to southbound I-580 Spaghetti Bowl ramp to two lanes. Auxiliary merge lanes and improved ramps will also be added on southbound I-580 between the Spaghetti Bowl and Plumb Lane. 

Utility relocations for the first phase will begin in 2020, followed in 2021 by roadway reconstruction. The first phase will not require any residences or businesses to be relocated. All owners and tenants of properties acquired in the future as part of the project will be fully protected and provided fair market value and/or assistance with locating comparable housing as part of the federal Uniform Act.

Project information is available at ndotspaghettibowl.com.