Welcome to the Pyramid Highway | US 395 Connection!
The Pyramid Highway/US 395 Connection Study is an environmental and engineering study being conducted by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) on behalf of the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This study is evaluating alternatives to relieve traffic congestion on the Pyramid Highway and provide improved east/west community connectivity from Pyramid to U.S. 395 and east to Vista Boulevard. Alternatives were developed and evaluated to provide for existing traffic and anticipated future growth through the year 2035.
Pyramid Highway/US 395 Connection Study Quick Facts
Improving transportation in one of the busiest areas in the Truckee Meadows begins with involving the public. The study that began in 2008, included a considerable public outreach effort providing multiple avenues for the public to comment, ask questions, and receive updates on the study throughout the process.
The need for the Pyramid Highway/US 395 Connection Study is based on information developed for the Pyramid Highway Corridor Management Plan (CMP), October 2001. The purpose of the project is to achieve the transportation objectives identified in the CMP by addressing the following transportation issues:
1. Address existing congestion problems on Pyramid Highway
2. Service existing and forecasted population growth
3. Address existing travel inefficiencies
4. Address safety problems on Pyramid Highway
5. Address existing and future access needs
6. Be responsive to regional and local plans
Updated Study Timeline
2008-Spring 2011 - Alternatives development, analysis, and screening (Completed)
Fall 2013 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) (Completed)
Fall 2015 - Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
Spring 2016 - Record of Decision (ROD)
*Timelines provided are estimated and presented for general reference only.
**Design and construction are dependent upon the ultimate outcome of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process (i.e. determination made in the ROD), phasing plan, availability of funding, and final project approval from the RTC Board of Commissioners.
NOTE: The RTC completed a separate study looking at capacity improvements at the Pyramid Way and McCarran Boulevard intersection. Please ensure you are reviewing the correct web page for the information you are searching for. For more information, please contact the RTC Engineering Department at (775) 348-0171. Below is a link to that study:
Pyramid Way and McCarran Boulevard Intersection Improvement Study