State Route 877 - Franktown Road

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Franktown Road comprises a rural loop west from U.S. 395 Alternate through southwestern reaches of Washoe Valley. The state route leads west by the Toiyabe Golf Club by a handful of residential streets to cross Musgrove Creek and turn north. Running along the eastern foothills of the Cascade Range, Nevada 877 continues north by ranch areas to the site of Franktown, where it returns to U.S. 395 Alternate.

Prior to construction of the more linear route of U.S. 395 to the east, Franktown Road was a part of the first alignment of the highway through western Washoe Valley. U.S. 395 now travels further east along Interstate 580 by Washoe Lake State Park.

Nevada 877 north
Nevada 877 curves east ahead of Franktown Creek to end at a T-intersection with U.S. 395 Alternate. Photo taken 09/05/10.
Although officially upgraded to U.S. 395 Alternate in 2012, the formal name for the bannered route is still Old U.S. 395. U.S. 395A runs south to I-580 at the Eastlake Boulevard interchange (Exit 44) and north by the site of Ophir City to the freeway at Exit 50. Photo taken 09/05/10.
The last milepost for SR 877 north stands at U.S. 395 Alternate (Old U.S. 395). Photo taken 09/05/10.
Nevada 877 south
Nevada 877 loops 4.30 miles south along the western edge of Washoe Valley and the foot of the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada. Photo taken 09/05/10.
A begin shield for SR 877 south appears as Franktown Road branches south from U.S. 395 Alternate (Old U.S. 395). This is the lone shield for the route southbound. Photo taken 09/05/10.

Photo Credits:

09/05/10 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 395 Alternate - Washoe County

Page Updated 07-19-2017.