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Date Published: 2011-08-25

Contact: Meg Ragonese

Phone: (775) 888-7172

Title: New U.S. 395 Northbound Lanes Open in Reno- Part of Northbound 395 Widening Project

Story Text:

Good news for motorists traveling on U.S. 395 northbound from Mill Street to the Interstate 80 spaghetti bowl as several new lanes will open to traffic Friday morning, Aug. 26, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.


            Several additional lanes are scheduled to open on U.S. 395 northbound between the Mill Street on-ramp and I-80 at 5 a.m., allowing improved and safer travel between Mill Street and the spaghetti bowl.


NDOT is also reminding motorists:


  • to access I-80 eastbound to Sparks: travel in the far right lane. 


  • to access I-80 westbound to Reno: travel in the center lanes. 


The purpose of the new lanes is to improve traffic flow by eliminating the weaving of vehicles trying to merge near the spaghetti bowl. 


The work is part of a $31.5 million project, awarded to Granite Construction Co., to widen U.S. 395 northbound from Moana Lane to I-80.  The project began in April of 2010 and is expected to be entirely complete this fall, with lanes from Moana Lane to I-80 open. Limited, temporary lane closures will take place throughout the project area as finish work is completed.


The speed limit is 55 mph and motorists are advised to slow down and use caution when traveling through the work zone.