U.S. 395 North - Reno to Bordertown

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U.S. 395 north
U.S. 395 advances a half mile north from the Spaghetti Bowl interchange with Interstate 80 to Oddie Boulevard (Exit 69). Photo taken 06/28/14.
Three exits depart from U.S. 395 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Highway) in quick succession over the ensuing mile. Oddie Boulevard and McCarran Boulevard (SR 659) comprise arterials east from Reno into Sparks. Photo taken 06/28/14.
Entering the parclo interchange (Exit 69) with Oddie Boulevard on U.S. 395 north. Oddie Boulevard was formerly Nevada 663, a 2.48-mile route between Sutro Street (old Nevada 666) and Nevada 445 (Pyramid Way). Photo taken 07/17/17.
Sound walls featuring a Sierra Nevada motif separate the U.S. 395 freeway from adjacent mobile homes and apartments to the Wedekind Road underpass. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Overlapping diamond interchanges (Exits 70A/B) connect U.S. 395 with Nevada 659 (McCarran Boulevard) and Nevada 443 (Clear Acre Lane) in one quarter mile. Neither state route is acknowledged on freeway guide signs. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Nevada 443 stems north from McCarran Boulevard just west of Exit 70A along Clear Acre Lane north to El Rancho Drive in the unincorporated Sun Valley community. Photo taken 06/28/14.
Exit 70A departs U.S. 395 north for Nevada 659 (McCarran Boulevard). An arterial beltway, McCarran Boulevard encircles central Reno and Sparks along a 23-mile course. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Construction in 2004-05 expanded the exchange with SR 443 (Clear Acre Lane) with two additional ramps and widened U.S. 395 to six overall lanes. SR 443 spurs 3.20 miles north from SR 659 to 7th Avenue in Sun Valley. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Curving northwest, U.S. 395 continues 1.25 miles to a diamond interchange (Exit 71) with Parr Boulevard west and Dandini Boulevard east. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Dandani Boulevard meanders east from Exit 71 to Desert Research Institute, Truckee Meadows Community College, and SR 443 (Sun Valley Boulevard) at El Rancho Drive in Sun Valley. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Highway climbs 300 feet in elevation from Clear Acre Lane to Parr Boulevard. Photo taken 07/17/17.
West from Exit 71, Parr Boulevard travels 1.1 miles through a commerce park to U.S. 395 Business & SR 430 (North Virginia Street) at Vista Rafael Parkway west to the Rancho San Rafael Townhomes community. Photo taken 07/17/17.
U.S. 395 progresses northwest into Panther Valley, where U.S. 395 Business (SR 430) returns from Downtown Reno. Photo taken 07/17/17.
The one mile guide sign for Golden Valley Road (Exit 73) precedes the trumpet interchange with the north end of U.S. 395 Business (Exit 72). Photo taken 07/17/17.
U.S. 395 travels northwest 19 miles to Hallelujah Junction at California 70 and 82 miles to the Lassen County seat of Susanville. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Exit 72 loops away from U.S. 395 north for U.S. 395 Business (Virginia Street) south at the community of Panther Valley. The northern 3.16 miles of Virginia Street is state maintained and inventoried as SR 430. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Forthcoming Golden Valley Road links the freeway with the Raleigh Heights neighborhood to the southwest and the Golden Valley community to the east. Photo taken 07/17/17.
U.S. 395 north crosses over a Union Pacific Railroad and enters the diamond interchange (Exit 73) with Golden Valley Road. Photo taken 07/17/17.
U.S. 395 narrows to four overall lanes north of Golden Valley Road. Retail developed in 2009 abuts the east side of the freeway along adjacent North Hills Boulevard. The reassurance marker pictured here was removed by 2016. Photo taken 09/09/05.
Lemmon Drive crosses paths with U.S. 395 at a diamond interchange (Exit 74). The arterial stems north from Virginia Street (old U.S. 395) nearby and travels 3.5 miles northeast to the suburban community of Lemmon Valley. Photo taken 07/17/17.
U.S. 395 travels across Lemmon Valley to Exit 76 with Stead Boulevard in north Reno. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Stead Boulevard heads north from Exit 76 by Sierra Sage Golf Course and a number of residential developments to Dorthy Macalinden Park. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Exit 76 leaves U.S. 395 north for Stead Boulevard to Reno Stead Airport (RTS) and south to North Virginia Street (former U.S. 395). Photo taken 07/17/17.
U.S. 395 runs along the south side of the Silver Lake and Turtle Creek residential developments to a diamond interchange (Exit 78) with Red Rock Road. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Granite Peak (el. 5,692 ft) comes into view on the half mile approach to Red Rock Road on U.S. 395 north. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Exit 78 partitions from U.S. 395 northbound to Red Rock Road. Red Rock Road travels along western reaches of the dry Silver Lake on the two-mile drive to the Silver Knolls community. Photo taken 07/17/17.
A chain installation area lines the northbound side of U.S. 395 on the ascent to Dry Lake Summit. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Traversing the Granite Hills, U.S. 395 advances to within one mile of Exit 80 ti White Lake Parkway. Photo taken 07/17/17.
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The dry bed of White Lake spreads across the south end of Cold Spring Valley in this view preceding the diamond interchange (Exit 80) with White Lake Parkway. Photo taken 07/17/17.
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The dry bed of White Lake spreads across the south end of Cold Spring Valley in this view preceding the diamond interchange (Exit 80) with White Lake Parkway. Photo taken 09/09/05.
Northbound at Exit 80 for White Lake Parkway south to old U.S. 395 and north to Village Parkway at the bedroom community of Cold Springs. Photo taken 07/17/17.
U.S. 395 wraps around the west side of White Lake to Bordertown. Photo taken 07/17/17.
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Nevada check stations are located along both directions of the U.S. 395 freeway along side White Lake. All commercial vehicles and vehicles with livestock are required to stop at the weigh station during hours of operation. Photos taken 07/17/17.
A handful of fuel and food options are found at the upcoming interchange with Village Parkway at Bordertown. The succeeding eight mile stretch of U.S. 395 into California is devoid of services. Photo taken 07/17/17.
One half mile ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 83) with Village Parkway to Bordertown. Old US 395 runs along the west side of the forthcoming exchange. Photo taken 07/17/17.
Village Parkway straddles northern reaches of White Lake to the Reno Park mobile home community and the sprawling Woodland Village development in Cold Spring Valley. Photo taken 07/17/17.
The final confirming marker for U.S. 395 north in the Silver State stands along the climb of U.S. 395 from Bordertown to Upper Long Valley. Photo taken 07/17/17.
U.S. 395 reenters the Golden State 7.8 miles ahead of Hallelujah Junction and the east end of California 70. Entering Sierra County, U.S. 395 transitions into a controlled-access expressway. Photo taken 07/17/17.

Photo Credits:

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

Connect with:
State Route 659 - McCarran Boulevard

Page Updated 07-03-2018.