June 2021
7th Ave.


Project Description

Sun Valley Blvd. is the heart of the Sun Valley community, providing access to neighborhoods, schools, services and businesses. Phase 1 of this project addresses improving safety, traffic flow and road conditions along the boulevard between 7th Avenue and Highland Ranch Parkway. a total of approximately 1.5 miles. Safety improvements include adding designated bicycle lanes, new sidewalks and lighted crosswalks, and modifying and adding transit stops that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Traffic flow  will be improved at the 7th Avenue intersection with designated left turn lanes. The roadway north of 7th Avenue will be reconstructed with the addition of curbs, gutters and associated drainage inlets.


Complete: Staci Way to Highland Ranch Pkwy.

Latest news



PHASE 1 ON VIDEO. In KOLO’s March 2021 The Road Ahead, Project Manager Maria Paz-Fernandez recaps the Sun Valley Blvd. improvements already made. She also talks about what remains to finish the project by June: recofiguring the 7th Avenue intersection to make it safer plus some repaving and striping. Drivers can expect minor lane closures and detours.

PROJECT PROGRESS. Watch KOLO’s December 2020 The Road Ahead for Project Manager Maria Paz-Fernandez’s overview of how the Multimodal Improvement Project is substantially complete from Staci Way to Highland Ranch Pkwy. She also talks about what/when work will resume.

2020 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD. Sun Valley General Improvement District honored RTC for completing pedestrian safety improvements as well as storm drain upgrades along Sun Valley Blvd., while providing safe traveling conditions during construction. Details here.

Vision ZeroIt’s about to get dark earlier when we go back to standard time on November 1. Remember to use extra caution when walking between dusk and dawn. Statistics show that’s when 80% of pedestrian fatalities occur. Help lower that number. Watch the Vision Zero safety tips video.

Head Start on Sun Valley Blvd. Safety. Watch for a speed limit change – from 45 to 35 mph – between US 395 and Rampion Way. NDOT will be changing the signs before the end of August to make the speed limit more consistent and help prepare for RTC’s multimodal improvements.

RTC Public Information Officer Lauren Ball talked about the Phase 1 improvements that are under way on KOLO’s July 2020 The Road Ahead.

CONSTRUCTION STARTS! This Is Reno shared the news with helpful details for drivers and the community.

Check out our video presentation about the improvements coming to the Sun Valley community. Questions? Email Project Manager Maria Paz-Fernandez.

Project Manager Maria Paz-Fernandez discusses the Sun Valley Blvd. Multimodal Improvements Project on KOLO’s April 2020 The Road Ahead.



Timeline: Phase 1

April 2020

June 2020

June 2020

Final Design Presentation

Construction Plan Presentation

Construction Begins

June 2021

Construction Complete

Project Funding

The Sun Valley Blvd. Multimodal Improvements Project will be funded with local RTC fuel tax dollars. The total investment for both design and construction is estimated to be between $8,000,000 and $9,000,000.