Construction crews work to test the existing soil conditions at Rosewood Lakes Golf Course.

Earthwork continues between Clean Water Way and Pembroke Drive.

Earthwork continues between Clean Water Way and Pembroke Drive.

The stakes represents the centerline of the new SouthEast Connector, to be named Veterans Parkway.

Work begins on a temporary road, or “shoofly”, south of Clean Water Way.

Center line of the new roadway looking northbound from construction at the Yori Drain Bridge.

Steel pipes to form the bridge foundation and prevent settlement at Yori Drain Bridge.

July 2015: Temporary diversion of Yori Drain.

Building the foundation to one of four drainage structures between Clean Water Way and Pembroke Drive.

Veterans Memorial Bridge completed in August 2014

Photographic Rendering: Mira Loma intersection looking northwest

Photographic Rendering: Mira Loma Bridge looking southeast from Herons Landing subdivision

Photographic Rendering: Yori Drain/wetlands looking west from above the Hidden Valley water tank.

Photographic Rendering: Yori Drain/wetlands looking west from above the Hidden Valley water tank.

Photographic Rendering:  Huffaker Narrows Bridge over Alexander Lake Road looking east.

Truckee River Bridge rendering looking north towards Sparks from Clean Water Way.

Benefits of the Project

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Interactive Map and Video Animation

Project Awards

Awards include: the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Truckee Meadows Branch Project of the Year Award for best transportation project; the American Public Works Association (APWA) Nevada Chapter Project of the Year Award for transportation improvements over $20M; and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) National Build America Award for construction management civil.

Project Overview

The SouthEast Connector is the final piece of a roadway that has been envisioned for 50 years and is now under construction. The SouthEast Connector (formerly the Tahoe/Pyramid Link) will provide a more efficient and safe alternative for commuters who travel between south Reno and east Reno/Sparks. The new roadway – to be called Veterans Parkway – will stretch 5.5 miles from the intersection of Greg Street/Sparks Boulevard at the northern end, to the existing intersection of Veterans Parkway/South Meadows Parkway at the southern end. The road will be three lanes in each direction, with new signalized intersections at Mira Loma Drive and Pembroke Drive. Additionally, it will improve and enhance the environmental ecosystem in the Truckee Meadows and offer recreational opportunities not previously available.

Project Phases

Phase 1 construction was completed in July 2014 –six months ahead of schedule and under budget –and consisted of the building of two bridges: Veterans Memorial Bridge and Clean Water Way Bridge; and new roadway from Greg Street to south of Clean Water Way.

Phase 2 construction began in June 2015 and will consist of the building of five bridges: Yori Drain, Boynton Slough, Rosewood Lakes, Mira Loma and Huffaker Narrows Bridge; new roadway from Clean Water Way south to the existing Veterans Parkway/South Meadows Parkway intersection. Completion is slated for late 2017.

Benefits of the Project

The SouthEast Connector Project will provide many long-term benefits to the community and to the quality of life of Truckee Meadows residents. Utilizing valuable input received from federal, state, and local agencies; regional environmental groups; and local business and community organizations, the project team has developed strategies to optimize traffic operations; enhance the environment within the corridor; and maximize the safety of drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. To learn more about the project benefits click here.

USACE 404 & 401 Permit Application

April 16, 2015: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a Section 404 Permit (SPK-2010-01058) to the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) for Phase II of the Southeast Connector project in Washoe County, Nevada.
Additional information and conditions of the Section 404 permit can be viewed here.
View RTC press release here.
View U.S. Army Corps of Engineers press release here.

The USACE 404 & 401 permit application is now available for view or download.
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The Public Notice for SPK-2010-01058 can be viewed here

February 21, 2014: The RTC has submitted additional information and responses to agency and public comments as requested by the USACE on January 9, 2014. These responses can be viewed here.

January 28, 2014: News Release RTCs SEC Permit Still Under Review by USACE

January 9, 2014: The USACE has issued a request for additional information and responses to public comments; this request can be viewed here. The RTC is currently compiling the requested information and preparing responses to the public comments forwarded by the USACE. This information will be made available on the project website upon submission to the USACE.