Lemmon Drive Project

RTC_Washoe_logo.pngThe Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is getting ready to begin construction on phase one of the Lemmon Drive project in June. This is an important project to me because it will ease traffic congestion and make travel safer and smoother for residents of Lemmon Valley.  

Phase one of the Lemmon Drive Project will widen Lemmon Drive from four lanes to six lanes from Sky Vista Parkway/Buck Drive to Military Road. The project will increase capacity, improve safety, and provide multimodal transportation choices. 

The new roadway design will improve traffic flow with longer left-turn lane queues from southbound Lemmon Drive to Buck Drive and northbound Lemmon Drive to Military Road, and a new diverging-diamond interchange at US 395 and Lemmon Drive.  

To improve safety for everyone, a continuous raised median will prevent left turns into or out of businesses. In addition, U-turnwill be accommodated at approximately 1,000 feet north of Sky Vista Parkway.  

For pedestrians and bicyclists, the design includes a separated, 10-foot-wide, shared-use path along the west side of Lemmon Drive, and an adjoining sidewalk along the east side and bike lanes in both directions.  

It’s important that residents have a voice in how their community grows and changes. I encourage everyone to look at the ways to volunteer on county boards and commissions. From planning to emergency management to senior services, there are many ways to get involved and be a part of the decision-making process in Washoe County. Additionally, it’s important to know how to contact your county commissioner. I work hard to know and understand my community, and I consider it a privilege to work alongside my neighbors in creating a better Washoe County. I am available 24/7 through numerous points of contact. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns. 


Commissioner Jeanne Herman

District 5



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