Steamboat Creek looking west towards UNR Farms.

Haul road construction between Alexander Lake Road and Mira Loma Drive

Construction of Boynton Slough Bridge from Rosewood Lakes Golf Course clubhouse.

Earthwork continues between Clean Water Way and Pembroke Drive.

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

Steel pipes to form the bridge foundations and prevent settlement.

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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The SouthEast Connector is a Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County road improvement project located in Reno, Nevada. The project includes construction of a new 5.5 mile arterial road, seven bridges, two signalized intersections and a multi-use path for recreational users. The project also includes environmental and safety enhancements. The new roadway, will be dedicated Veterans Parkway, and will be three lanes in each direction with a posted speed limit of 45 MPH.

News Update: Controlled Burns on SouthEast Connector Project

April 7, 2016—The SouthEast Connector team and the Reno Fire Department are conducting a series of small, controlled burns between Alexander Lake Road and South Meadows Parkway in an effort to remove whitetop. Whitetop is an invasive, noxious weed that can crowd out and impede the growth of desirable plants, and reduce animal diversity. Contained burning will rejuvenate growth and survival of native plants and animals by restoring essential nutrients.

The series of controlled burns in this area are also acting as a training session for the Fire Department as whitetop can be difficult to burn, and a cost-savings to the project team by not having to haul the whitetop off-site to be disposed of. The SouthEast Connector team’s efforts to removing whitetop will help restore a natural and healthy environment throughout the wetlands and help prevent further infestation in surrounding areas.

If you have questions regarding the burns please call the project hotline at (775) 789-9832.