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Pedestrian Safety Improvements Coming to Second Street and Kietzke Lane

Spring in Northern Nevada means unpredictable weather and the beginning of road improvement season! Granite Construction crews are working around the clock to complete safety and mobility improvements by day on Second Street and at night on Kietzke Lane. NDOT, in cooperation with the City of Reno, is making big improvements to benefit pedestrians in the area.

The Second Street project extends from Keystone Avenue east to Kietzke Lane. A compact traffic roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Second and Giroux streets for easier and safer vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The sweeping right turn from southbound Kietzke Lane to Second Street will be updated for designated, safer vehicle merging. Crosswalks, pedestrian ramps, and street lighting will also be enhanced.

Kietzke Lane from Mill Street to Galletti Way will be resurfaced and restriped, with slightly-realigned travel lanes to allow for designated bicycle lanes on both sides of the roadway. Existing sidewalks will be upgraded, and new sidewalks and ramps will be installed where they currently do not exist. Other safety and accessibility improvements will include a pedestrian-activated flashing crossing sign at Prosperity Street and Kietzke Lane, allowing pedestrians to activate the signs to help stop traffic before crossing the street. Roadway drainage will also be enhanced.

NDOT and the City of Reno encourage the community to support businesses throughout the project corridor. “Safety is our top priority,” said Lori Campbell, NDOT Traffic Safety Engineering Program Manager. “We understand construction is difficult for drivers, pedestrians, and businesses, but we know this project will benefit everyone.”

For project information, visit SecondAndKietzke.com or call 775-352-1920.