NDOT MEDIA INVITE: Spaghetti Bowl Construction Tour on Monday, July 18

July 15, 2022

Hi all (and Happy Friday!)

I wanted to bump this invitation for members of the media from the Nevada Department of Transportation. Please RSVP directly to Meg Ragonese at mragonese@dot.nv.gov if you plan to join us - we want to ensure we have enough seats on the shuttle bus for everyone!

Meghin

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 13, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: Tour New SB I-580 Second Street Ramp as Part of Spaghetti Bowl Renovations

WHAT
Dignitary and media tour of soon-to-open southbound I-580 Second Street ramps as part of Nevada Department of Transportation’s continuing first phase of renovations to the Reno spaghetti bowl.

WHEN
July 18, 2022 11a.m.
Media RSVP requested. Contact Meg Ragonese at (775) 443-5926 or mragonese@dot.nv.gov.

WHERE
Park in the southwestern corner of the Grand Sierra Resort parking lot.
A shuttle bus will pick up at Grand Sierra Resort and drive you to the work zone, with an opportunity to disembark and walk areas of major construction significance.

WHO
One-on-one media interviews available with dignitaries and NDOT project representatives

ATTIRE
As event will take place in active construction zone, please wear jeans or other pants and heavy duty, closed-toe shoes.

Spaghetti Bowl Construction Site

Approximately 250,000 vehicles per day currently travel through the Reno Spaghetti Bowl. The Reno-Sparks population is expected to increase 27 percent by 2040. Without interstate improvements, population growth is anticipated to lead to travel delay increases of 53 percent through the Spaghetti Bowl.
Since launching the first phase of Spaghetti Bowl renovations in 2020, known as Spaghetti Bowl Xpress, crews have placed 25,000 cubic yards of new concrete to create three new southbound lanes, and are working to replace or widen eight bridges.
This summer, crews will open a new southbound I-580 on-ramp from Second Street, a milestone for the project. The new braided ramp will carry Second Street traffic entering southbound I-580 over the Mill Street off-ramp.
As many as 1,500 vehicles enter and exit the freeway each hour between the interchanges. The merging vehicles can cause faster-moving interstate traffic to move over or slow down, creating bottlenecks and potential crashes. The ramps will help reduce closely-knit merging streams of traffic by crossing on-ramp traffic over off-ramp traffic instead of having the two traffic streams cross each other on the interstate as they did in the past.
The improvements are part of construction of the first phase of NDOT’s Spaghetti Bowl renovations, known as Spaghetti Bowl Xpress. When construction is complete at the end of 2022, the eastbound I-80 to southbound I-580 Spaghetti Bowl ramp will be widened to two lanes and eastbound Interstate 80 lanes between Wells Avenue and the Spaghetti Bowl will be restriped to provide EB I-80 with improved access to I-580. On southbound I-580, improved ramps, additional lanes, widened shoulders and more will be added between the Spaghetti Bowl and Plumb Lane, along with sound and aesthetic walls.
Project information: www.ndotspaghettibowl.com

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Contact

Meghin Delaney
Communications Director