Traffic Signal Timing 7 Project


RTC Project No. 8131036

RTC Project Manager (PM)

Alex Wolfson, P.E., PTOE, RSP1

(775) 335-1880

RTC Engineering Department

(775) 348-0171

Design Firm: Partnership between RTC, City of Reno, City of Sparks, and the UNR Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research

Construction Contractor: To be determined


The traffic Signal Timing project is a collaborative partnership between the RTC, Cities of Reno and Sparks, and the UNR Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research. The goal of the project is to continue the re-timing of 1/3 of the signals each year and to expand signal timing plans to include weekends, holidays and special event plans, if possible. The schedule of work for a typical corridor consists of the following:

  • Collect traffic and signal data
  • Input timings into model and evaluate existing signal timing
  • Develop new timing and implement in the field
  • Fine-tune timing, and conducting before-after studies

This project will provide signal re-timing engineering services for a 3-year cycle beginning in July, 2023 and concluding in June 2026.


The team is working on collecting data and developing new signal timing plans for the following corridors.

  • West McCarran Boulevard (W 4th Street to Mae Anne Avenue)
  • Downtown Reno (Sierra Street, Virginia Street, University , etc.)
  • Sutro Street / Kirman Avenue (Ryland Avenue to McCarren Boulevard)
  • Sparks (Prater Way to Los Altos Parkway)
  • Vista Boulevard (Prater Way to Los Altos Parkway)


Planning: N/A

Environmental: N/A

Preliminary Design: N/A

Final Design: N/A

Construction:¬†July 2023 ‚Äď June 2026


Total Project Estimate: $1,500,000

Funding Source: RTC Fuel Tax

Post updated on: September 29, 2023

Traffic Signal Timing 7 Project Map