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Date Published: 2010-07-20

Contact: Meg Ragonese

Phone: (775) 888-7172

Title: Proposed I-80 Reno-Sparks Project Topic of Upcoming Public Meeting

Story Text:

The Nevada Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Thursday, July 22 to provide an update and gather public comment on proposed freeway improvements to Interstate 80 between Robb Drive and Vista Boulevard.

The proposed project, known as the I-80 Design-Build Project, includes potential improvements such as pavement rehabilitation on I-80 from Keystone Avenue to Fourth Street, signing and intelligent transportation infrastructure enhancements, as well as operational and landscape and aesthetic improvements throughout the project area. Pending environmental clearance, the project is expected to start construction in summer 2011 at a cost of $70 to $80 million. The improvements are planned as a design-build project in which final phases of construction are designed at the same time that earlier phases are being built to reduce the project’s overall completion time and cost. Further project information is available on the “Major Projects” page of www.nevadadot.com.

The public information meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22 in the McKinley Arts and Culture Center at 925 Riverside Drive, Reno. A project presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. followed by a comment period. The public is invited to attend the open-format meeting at any time between 4 and 7 p.m. to discuss the project and provide comments. Comments can also be made before Aug. 5 by e-mail at info@dot.state.nv.us or by mail at NDOT Project Manager Jim Gallegos, 1263 South Stewart Street, Carson City, NV., 89712. Accommodations for the disabled can be made by contacting (775) 888-7171.