SouthEast Connector “Home Stretch” Update Feb. 23

February 24, 2018
Widening of Mira Loma Drive

Reno/Sparks SouthEast Connector – RTC Project posted this new item on February 23, 2018

SouthEast Connector Project: Home Stretch

At approximately 87% completion, the SouthEast Connector is in the homestretch to being finished. Only three major activities remain prior to opening the road to traffic:

1) Mira Loma Intersection: To construct the intersection more quickly, Mira Loma Drive will be closed at the golf course for seven weeks beginning on March 24. All traffic will detour to Pembroke Drive. The project team has coordinated traffic control with the school district and will begin outreach to the local community during the week of February 19. Crews will install message boards in the neighborhood two weeks prior to the start of the closure.

2) Huffaker Bridge: The Huffaker Bridge is the last bridge to be constructed. To reach completion, crews need to pour concrete on the northbound bridge deck and the approach slabs, remove falsework, and place barrier railing. Work is anticipated to be completed by mid-May.

3) Paving Operations: Several portions of the roadway and multi-use path remain to be paved. Paving and striping will be the final activities to occur as crews wait for warmer spring and summer temperatures to arrive. Once complete, the roadway will be ready for a grand opening, and then will open to traffic.

Widening of Mira Loma Drive

Widening of Mira Loma Drive at the golf course to accommodate the new intersection.

Thanking Our Project Engineers During Engineers Week

It is National Engineers Week and the project team extends their thanks and appreciation to all our project engineers for the work they have done and continue to do on the SouthEast Connector. Engineers Week (EWeek) celebrates how engineers make a difference in our communities and increases public awareness of the contributions they make to improve our infrastructure and advocating a diverse and well-educated engineering workforce, today and in the future.


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