Reno/Sparks SouthEast Connector – RTC Project posted this new item on January 26, 2018
One-Way Wildlife Gates Installed on SouthEast Connector Project
One-way wildlife gates were installed this week in Segment 4 (from Clean Water Way to Pembroke Dr.) as a safe escape for larger animals. Along the east side of the roadway, 8-foot fencing was installed to keep large animals, such as deer and cattle, from entering the roadway and creating a safety hazard for both drivers and the animal. In the rare event an animal does make its way over or around the fence, the one-way wildlife gates will allow the animal to escape back to the right side of the fence without having to be trapped.
Mira Loma Bridge Nears Completion
In one of the final steps of completion of the Mira Loma Bridge, crews poured concrete off the northern abutment approach slab this week. Once the concrete is cured, barrier rail can be installed completing construction of the structure. The Mira Loma Bridge is the fourth of five bridges to be constructed as part of Phase 2 of the project.
Reminder: The SouthEast Connector is an Active Construction Zone
With the public’s safety in mind, the project team would like to remind everyone that the SouthEast Connector is an active construction zone at all times, and only authorized personnel are allowed on the project site. Flying drones over the project is also prohibited by law as the project lies within five miles of the airport. Following the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, model-aircraft operators flying within five miles of an airport must obtain permission from the airport and control tower to fly. Please do your part in keeping our project a safe work zone, for your protection and the construction crews, and do not enter the project site.