Lemmon Valley – Spanish Springs Connector Study

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is seeking community input on the draft report of the Lemmon Valley – Spanish Springs Connector study. Please scroll down for a link to the report. In addition, you can watch a short video for more information. This study examines 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 evaluates existing traffic operations and safety issues on Eagle Canyon Drive to identify potential improvements.

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. 


Lemmon Valley – Spanish Springs Connector Study (Draft Report)

The RTC Board accepted the draft study at its September 17, 2021 Board Meeting.

For questions about the study please contact:

Daniel Doenges, PTP, RSP
RTC Planning Manager
Phone: (775) 335-1901
ddoenges@rtcwashoe.com

Timeline

Construction on this potential new roadway is anticipated to occur within the 2031-2050 time frame,
as identified by the RTC’s Regional Transportation Plan.


Documents

Eagle Canyon Extension Study Video

Project Manager

Daniel Doenges, PTP, RSP
RTC Planning Manager
Phone: (775) 335-1901
ddoenges@rtcwashoe.com