Business Loop I-80 / State Route 647 West

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Business Loop I-80 west
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A faded guide sign stands along the off-ramp linking Interstate 80 westbound with SR 659 (McCarran Boulevard). Business Loop I-80 (Victorian Way) begins and extends west from the parclo interchange and parallels the freeway closely to Exit 18 (SR 445). 09/09/05
Victorian Avenue (Business Loop I-80) is part of the historic Lincoln Highway as it leads west from SR 659 (McCarran Boulevard). 06/28/14
An older collection of businesses line the north side of Victorian Way as advances west along the Sparks street grid toward SR 445 (Pyramid Way). A second Lincoln Highway trailblazer appears at 3rd Street. 06/28/14
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An original I-80 trailblazer preceded the Victorian Avenue intersection with SR 445 (Pyramid Way). The assembly was replaced by 2011 during expansion of the adjacent bus stop. 07/19/09
SR 445 (Pyramid Way) south enters the adjacent single point urban interchange (SPUI) with Interstate 80 before concluding at Nugget Avenue nearby. 06/28/14
SR 445 travels 41.73 miles overall from Nuggett Avenue in Sparks to Spanish Springs, Warm Springs Valley and Warrior Point Park Road by Pyramid Lake. Connections with C Street lead west to the Victorian Square parking garage. 06/28/14
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Victorian Square anchors the Sparks Downtown District. Initially redeveloped in the mid 1990s, a number of changes got underway starting in 2016 with construction on the Fountainhouse mixed-use project. The city of Sparks envisions an additional 1,500 housing units in Victorian Square by 2022.1 06/28/14
Victorian Plaza Circle loops north from the Nugget Casino Resort and Nugget Avenue to encircle Victorian Square. 06/28/14
Victorian Way advances west to the pedestrian street mall at Victorian Square. 06/28/14
Victorian Plaza Circle returns south to intersect Victorian Avenue by RTC Centennial Plaza transit station. 06/28/14
Business Loop I-80 (Victorian Way) bends northward to intersect the south end of 15th Street by another Lincoln Highway trailblazer. 06/28/14
Leaving Victorian Square, Business Loop I-80 expands into a multi-lane boulevard at forthcoming 16th Street. 06/28/14
One block west of 16th, Business Loop I-80 (Victorian Way) meets the north end of unsigned SR 668 at Rock Boulevard. SR 668 measures just 0.318 miles along Rock Boulevard to the nearby exchange with Interstate 80 and Hymer Avenue. 06/28/14
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The first reassurance marker for Business Loop I-80 westbound is posted along Victorian Avenue west between 21st and 22nd Streets, across from the Rail City Casino. 07/19/09
Business Loop I-80 & SR 647 west
Business Loop I-80 transitions onto Prater Way west from 22nd Street and Kietzke Lane south to I-580 and U.S. 395. The remaining snippet of SR 647 in Sparks coincides with Prater Way through the diamond interchange (Exit 16) with Interstate 80. 07/17/17
Business Loop I-80 & SR 647 (Prater Way) intersect the south side ramps for Interstate 80 just ahead of Galletti Way and the Reno city line. 07/17/17
Galletti Way links Business Loop I-80 with SR 667 (Kietzke Lane) south into Reno. SR 647 and Prater Way end here, with 4th Street taking over for Business Loop I-80 west to Downtown Reno. 07/17/17
Business Loop I-80 west
The I-580 & U.S. 395 mainline and ramps at the Spaghetti Bowl interchange with Interstate 80 span 4th Street (historic U.S. 40). There is no direct access between the two roadways. 07/17/17
Although there are no Historic U.S. 40 trailblazers posted along Business Loop I-80 in Reno, there is the historic Hi-Way 40 Motel on the south side of Fourth Street east of Downtown. 07/17/17
Westbound Business Loop I-80 bends southward at the intersection with East 6th Street and Sage Street. Sixth Street turns curves northwest and parallels 4th Street between here and the central business district. 07/17/17
Advancing west three blocks from Sage Street, Business Loop I-80 (4th Street) intersects Sutro Street north to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center and south across the Truckee River to Kirman Avenue. 07/17/17
A six-lane viaduct carries Wells Avenue over Business Loop I-80 north from the Truckee River to 6th Street and Interstate 80. 07/17/17
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The lone reassurance marker for Business Loop I-80 westbound in Reno is posted between Elko Avenue and Valley Road. 07/17/17
The next traffic signal along Fourth Street (historic U.S. 40) west is with Valley Road, which travels north under Interstate 80 to Dick Taylor Memorial Park. 07/17/17
Evans Avenue is a local street linking with the University of Nevada at Reno campus to the north and Greater Nevada Field ball park to the south. 07/17/17
Lake Street intersects Fourth Street on the back side of Reno Events Center and National Bowling Stadium. Heading south, Lake Street spans the Truckee River to the older version of the "World's Biggest Little City" arch; the modern version is located on Virginia Street. 07/17/17
Two of Northern Nevada's largest casino-hotels come into view along westbound Business Loop I-80 (4th Street) at Center Street: El Dorado and Silver Legacy. Center Street travels south by the National Bowling Stadium to the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts at State Street. 07/17/17
A trailblazer for I-80 directs motorists northward along Center Street at Business Loop I-80 (4th Street). Center, Virginia and Sierra Streets connect the central business district with the freeway at a split diamond interchange three blocks to the north. 07/19/09
The main entrances for El Dorado and Silver Legacy Casinos are located at the intersection between Fourth Street and Streets. A skybridge links the two casinos. This is the center of Downtown Reno and is the former intersection of U.S. 40 and U.S. 395. A locally maintained boulevard, Virginia Street is also U.S. 395 Business through central Reno. 07/17/17
4th Street emerges from below the structure linking Eldorado and Silver Legacy casinos to intersect Sierra Street. Paralleling Virginia Street one block to the west, Sierra Street through Downtown was previously designated as U.S. 395 Alternate. 07/17/17
The succeeding signal along Business Loop I-80 (4th Street) west in Downtown Reno is with West Street. 07/17/17
4th Street (historic U.S. 40) west at Arlington Avenue and the Sands Regency Casino. 07/17/17
Proceeding west two blocks from Arlington Avenue, Business Loop I-80 meets Ralston Street. 07/17/17
West 4th Street kinks southwest from Vine Street to run alongside the Union Pacific Railroad line beyond Keystone Avenue. 07/17/17
An unmarked turn takes Business Loop I-80 north from West 4th Street (old U.S. 40) onto Keystone Avenue. 4th Street continues west along what was SR 647 to West Reno. 07/17/17
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Keystone Avenue expands to three northbound lanes through a commercial strip linking 4th Street with Interstate 80. 07/17/17, 09/05/10
5th Street intersects Keystone Avenue (Business Loop I-80) across from Keystone Square shopping center. 07/17/17
Keystone Avenue enters the single point urban interchange (SPUI) with Interstate 80 between 5th and 7th Streets. I-80 ventures east from Reno-Sparks to Elko and Salt Lake City, Utah. 07/17/17
West from the end of the Reno Business Loop, I-80 continues 6.5 miles to the Verdi business loop and 122 miles to Sacramento, California. 09/05/10
This freeway entrance shield assembly is posted on the connection from Keystone Avenue north to Interstate 80 east to Sparks, Fernley, Winnemucca, and Elko. 09/05/10
4th Street west
4th Street (historic U.S. 40) continues west from Keystone Avenue (Business Loop I-80) by a number of mobile home parks and industrial businesses to the traffic light with Stoker Avenue north. 07/19/09
Curving south alongside the UP Railroad and nearby Truckee River, 4th Street expands briefly into a four-lane, divided arterial through West Reno. Summit Ridge Drive ties into this stretch from several clusters of apartment complexes and the Sage Point subdivision. 07/19/09
Narrowing to two lanes, 4th Street advances west to meet McCarran Boulevard (SR 659). SR 659 follows all of McCarran Boulevard, which forms an at-grade loop encircling both central Reno and Sparks. Prioe to January 2010, West McCarran Boulevard was locally maintained south from 4th Street. 07/19/09
SR 647 (4th Street) west
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4th Street west from SR 659 (McCarran Boulevard) remains state maintained as part of SR 647. SR 647 measures 3.22 miles from McCarran Boulevard to the Mogul interchange along Interstate 80. 07/19/09
SR 647 (4th Street) runs along the south side of Chalk Bluff, just above the adjacent UP Railroad. 07/19/09
Mayberry Drive winds southeast from 4th Street to cross the Truckee River by Dorostkar Park. 07/19/09
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An S-curve takes SR 647 (4th Street) northward alongside the Truckee River below the Mesa Park community. 07/19/09
An I-80 trailblazer precedes the wye interchange joining SR 647 with Interstate 80 westbound. 09/05/10
West 4th Street forms a north side frontage road for I-80 by the Mogul Meadows community. Construction of the freeway directly overlaid portions of old U.S. 40 between Mogul and Verdi. 09/05/10
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SR 647 formally ends at the westbound entrance ramp to Interstate 80 ahead of Verdi. Succeeding ramps link I-80 with West 4th Street at Mogul in a quarter mile. 07/19/09

Sources:
  1. "Changes are Happening in Victorian Square in Sparks." KTVN (Reno/Sparks, NV), September 11, 2017.


Photo Credits:

09/09/05, 07/19/09, 09/05/10, 06/28/14, 07/17/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 80
State Route 445 - Pyramid Way
State Route 659 - McCarran Boulevard
State Route 667 - Kietzke Lane

Page Updated 07-24-2018.

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