The USA Parkway was originally a privately built, six-mile-long road connecting Interstate 80 to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east of Sparks. The Nevada Department of Transportation will extend the Parkway by more than 12 miles to reach U.S. 50 near Silver Springs. The approximately 18-mile-long, four-lane state roadway between Interstate 80 and U.S. 50 will further link the greater Reno/Sparks and Fernley/Fallon areas with the U.S. 50 Silver Springs corridor, enhancing regional mobility and creating an additional route for commuter, freight and other traffic. The road will also help support regional economic development and serve as another route in the event of emergency or weather-related road closures.
The project is projected to reduce travel times by as much as 38% for those traveling between U.S. 50 and I-80 in Storey and Lyon counties.
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More than four miles of future roadway has been paved. Construction on the $75.9 million project by design-build contractor Ames Construction is scheduled to complete in late 2017.
- Installation of two wildlife undercrossings and roadside animal fencing to enhance safety by decreasing chance of vehicle-wildlife collisions.
- Construction of a roundabout at the future USA Parkway/U.S. 50 intersection in Silver Springs
Roundabout at U.S.50 and Opal Avenue perspective views
- Final roadway paving, striping, drainage, signage and guardrail
Beginning July 18, traffic on U.S. 50 in Silver Springs will slightly shift to use a new roundabout connecting the future USA Parkway extension to U.S. 50. Previously, traffic traveled a detour around the under-construction roundabout on U.S. 50 near Opal Avenue in the Silver Springs area. Drivers can anticipate lane shifts as traffic begins using the new roundabout. Initially, one travel lane will be available in each direction through the roundabout. Once fully constructed, the roundabout will be two lanes in each direction and will connect U.S. 50 to the future USA Parkway. Motorists are advised to drive attentively through the new traffic configuration.
For public safety and the safety of construction workers, travel is not allowed on the new USA Parkway extension as paving and other construction continues.
Periodic single-lane closures will continue on the existing USA Parkway during weekday daytime hours for installing additional guardrail and grading roadside slopes. The USA Parkway extension is expected to open for travel in late 2017.
- Project Update- including information on route alternatives
- Public Meeting Presentation 8/11/2016
- Public Meeting Handout 8/11/2016
NDOT Project Management