The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is in the beginning stages of its Eagle Canyon Extension study. The RTC is starting to review different options for a roadway that would potentially connect the Spanish Springs area to the North Valleys area. The location of the roadway has not yet be determined. Additionally, the study is evaluating existing traffic operations and safety on Eagle Canyon Drive to identify potential improvements. The RTC is seeking the community’s input throughout the development of the Eagle Canyon Extension study.
The need for this study arose from the North Valleys Multimodal Transportation Study completed by the RTC in February 2017. Through that process, North Valleys residents expressed a desire for a direct connection between the two areas, as both have been experiencing, and are expected to continue to experience, significant growth in housing and employment. The proposed roadway would help to alleviate traffic currently utilizing US 395, the Spaghetti Bowl, and Pyramid Highway, and improve regional traffic flow.