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Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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The following Draft Environmental Impact Study was completed in a cooperative effort between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC).

The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate transportation improvements along the Pyramid Highway (State Highway 445) corridor located in the Northeast Truckee Meadows area. The improvements considered address the regional movement of people and goods; relieve traffic congestion on Pyramid Highway; and provide improved east-west community connectivity between United States Highway 395 (US 395), Pyramid Highway, and Vista Boulevard.

RTC is the project sponsor and is responsible for overseeing the environmental study and the preliminary engineering performed as part of the study. For more detailed information please open the PDF files below which include the full study and companion appendices. Due to the large size of the files, the Study and the appendices were separated into the two files.

August 23, 2013 Draft Environmental Impact Study (26.4 MB)

August 23, 2013 Draft Environmental Impact Study Appendices (40.3 MB)

For Additional Information

Also available by request,are the following reports, surveys and analyses:

  • Air Quality Technical Report
  • Alternatives Development and Screen
  • Archaeological preliminary Survey
  • Drainage Report
  • Social Considerations, Right-of-Way/Relocation Impacts, and Environmental Justice Technical Report
  • Hazardous Material Technical Report
  • Historical Architectural Inventory
  • Traffic Noise Technical Report
  • Traffic Report
  • Visual Impact Assessment Report

Please contact Chrisopher Young using any of the available contact methods below to discuss and obtain any or all of the additional information.

Christopher E. Young, RPA
NEPA Coordinator/Environmental Services Supervisor
Phone: 775.888.7687
Fax: 775.888.7104
Email: cYoung@dot.state.nv.us