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RTC Responsibilities

RTC's Streets & Highways program provides pavement preservation and new roadway construction projects for regional roads under the jurisdiction of Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. RTC's pavement preservation projects include slurry seals to keep good pavements in good condition as well a total pavement reconstruction for pavements that have failed or are no longer in serviceable condition. RTC Streets & Highways program also includes projects to construct new regional roadways and improve existing regional roads to reduce congestion. RTC works closely with Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County concentrating its efforts on regional roadways, streets that service large numbers of vehicle trips (greater than 5,000 average daily trips), roads that provide connectivity between jurisdictions and across major geographic barriers. Streets that carry less traffic and neighborhood streets are not a part of RTC's Streets and Highways program. Please visit the Links to Resources page for information about local public works offices. 


RTC Regional Traffic Guidelines

The RTC Regional Traffic Guidelines was developed in conjunction with the City of Sparks, Washoe County, the City of Reno, and the RTC. The guideline is a living document with periodic updates as new technology warrants or as other conditions dictate. Consistent traffic messages such as striping, signage, and traffic signals are important to meet driver expectations and they benefit everyone in terms of traffic safety and even economic efficiency.

If you have any questions, please contact Blaine Petersen, Traffic Engineer at (775) 335-1871.