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Corrective maintenance to begin on Plumas Street

RENO - The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County will soon begin a corrective maintenance project on Plumas Street. Work will take place between California Avenue and Plumb Lane.

The project will result in safer conditions and smooth, improved pavement, according to an RTC press release. Roadwork is expected to last about eight weeks.

This fuel tax-funded $1.6 million project will start Monday August 18 -- traffic on Plumas Street will be reduced to one lane in the northbound direction so crews may restore the deteriorated roadway and upgrade ramps in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As the project progresses, it will be necessary to close Plumas Street to all but local traffic between Marsh Avenue and Plumb Lane. Signs in the area will notify people of closure, which is scheduled to take place on Sept. 4, 5, 8 and 9.

Corrective maintenance work will be taking place on Plumb Lane from Arlington Avenue to Sharon Way. This project will also address deteriorating pavement conditions and improve safety. The project will begin Sept. 11th and is expected to be concluded Sept. 24th. During this time, drivers should anticipate lane closures. The roadway will receive scrub seal and slurry treatment, greatly increasing the life of the pavement, which the RTC says will save taxpayers from more costly repairs down the line.

In September, corrective maintenance will also take place on Western Skies Drive. The roadwork will occur between N. Whisperwood Drive and Reading Street. It is scheduled to begin Sept. 17th and be completed Sept. 22nd. Drivers should expect periodic lane closures. This project also repairs deteriorating pavement.

Pavement work is already underway on Sandpiper Drive in Cold Springs between White Lake Parkway and Georgetown Drive. This project is scheduled for completion Sept. 17th. Locations for these corrective maintenance projects are determined by local governing entities through the pavement condition index. This index ensures the streets receive the proper treatment at the right time.