Press Release: Oddie Wells Project Update: U.S. 395 Ramps Closure

AUGUST 8, 2023

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is continuing construction on the Oddie Wells Project and is advising the community of upcoming traffic control changes due to ongoing construction activity for Phase 3 of the Oddie Wells Project.

The RTC will close all three U.S. 395 ramps on the north side of Oddie Boulevard to traffic for one night, starting Thursday, August 10 at 9:00 p.m. and ending Friday, August 11 at 5:30 a.m. The ramps will then close for one weekend, starting Friday, August 11 at 9:00 p.m. and ending Monday, August 14 at 5:00 a.m. The northbound off-ramp will remain open on the south side of Oddie Boulevard.

Motorists will be able to access the northbound and southbound on-ramps of U.S. 395 via McCarran Boulevard. The U.S. 395 southbound traffic will be detoured to the off-ramp at Clear Acre/McCarran Exit 70. The traveling public is advised to plan ahead for these alternative routes through the weekend.

The ramps closure is necessary to allow for roadbed modification operations, including pulverizing and mixing along this segment of Oddie Boulevard within the NDOT right of way.

About the Oddie Wells Project:

The Oddie Wells Project will increase safety, connectivity, and mobility options along this heavily traveled corridor. The project plans include new lighting, landscaping, ADA improvements, pedestrian ramps, and bicycle facilities, providing safer traffic operations. Corridor improvements will support economic investment and redevelopment while enhancing the quality of life for area residents by improving accessibility and safety. Construction will be completed in four phases and is anticipated to be complete by fall of 2024, weather permitting.