The Lemmon Drive Improvements and Resiliency Project Segment 2 extends from Fleetwood Drive to Ramsey Way and includes traffic improvements and provides resiliency for the roadway and community. The existing Lemmon Drive alignment is located below the 100-year floodplain; however, this project will raise the roadway to mitigate potential future flooding impacts. In addition, the project will improve safety and multimodal connectivity by constructing bike lanes and a separated multiuse path.
An alternatives analysis and preliminary engineering was completed in the fall of 2022. The preferred alternative is comprised of a new roadway alignment along a natural berm just west of the existing alignment. The relocation of the alignment with an elevated roadway surface will address flooding concerns the community has experienced in recent years while also providing connectivity for various modes of travel. The preliminary cost estimate for Segment 2 is approximately $39 million and will be refined as the environmental process and design progresses.
The completed Alternative Analysis and preliminary design can be found at https://www.rtcwashoe.com/engineering-project/lemmon-drive-segment-2-traffic-improvements-and-resiliency/
Phase 1 – Lemmon Drive Diverging Diamond Interchange Completed Video
Lemmon Drive DDI Improvement Completed July 2022
March 2021: The Road Ahead with RTC
- February 2022 – CAB & NAB Presentation
- June 2021 Virtual Public Presentation – Construction Update for Segment 1 and Diverging Diamond Interchange
- Post Card Mailer
- Notification Letter
- Construction Timeline
- Diverging Diamond Interchange Final Design
- Segment 1 Final Design
Amanda Callegari, P.E.
Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County