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As Summer Winds Down, Area Road Construction Ramps Up

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It may seem like the dog days of road construction, as signs are popping up all around town.

On 2nd Street, near Renown the cones have come out.

Eastbound traffic is closed from Kirman Avenue to Kietzke Lane, but the westbound lanes will stay open during this $800,000 project that will add new pavement and sidewalks.

"What's going on is we are doing repavement construction, it'll make it much more easier for people to travel this area,” says Joe Harrington, Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County.

Another big project that just started is on Plumas Street with only the northbound lane open from Marsh to Plumb.

And on September 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th all of Plumas will be closed creating some headaches for area residents.

"I couldn't even get off my street, pretty much there's an alley there but the trash guys were there and I couldn't go down the alley so I had to go a mile out of my way,  to go in a big circle,” says Kristen Wood.

For business owners along this section of Plumas it can be a challenge to get customers in here with all of this construction, but they want you to know they are still open for business.
Stacey Parker owns the Too Soul Tea Company and she says she hasn't seen her shop slow down that much but some customers are complaining.

"I have seen a lot of frustrated drivers coming because you can't turn the other roads, they are completely blocked off, and I wasn't even notified, came in Monday, here it is."

This $1.6 million fuel tax funded project will wrap up at the end of September, and RTC says give yourself a little extra time and patience as the maintenance work done today will save taxpayer money down the road.

RTC will have an open meeting to talk about plans for the Keystone Avenue corridor improvements Thursday from 5 pm-7pm at Peavine Elementary School.

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