Veterans Parkway - Reno / Sparks

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Veterans Parkway was constructed as the SouthEast Connector project by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County. Completed on July 6, 2018, the 5.5-mile arterial provides a second route from Sparks to south Reno through the east Truckee Meadows area. The controlled access road winds southward from the August 2014 completed Veterans Memorial Bridge across the Truckee River, and around the east side of LNR Farms to Rosewood Lakes Golf Course.

An at-grade intersection links the parkway with Mira Loma Drive by the Heron's Landing subdivision. The six-lane road then crosses the new Mira Loma Bridge and curves along side Steamboat Creek and Butler Ranch. It ties into an older section of Veterans Parkway at South Meadows Parkway. This stretch includes a grade separation with Huffaker Narrows Bridge.

Veterans Parkway south from South Meadows Parkway to Steamboat Parkway is a low speed residential boulevard winding through the Bella Vista Ranch Village, Damonte Ranch Village and Double Diamond Ranch Village developments. The boulevard curves southwest between the G. Curti Ranch and Caramella Ranch communities to a roundabout with Geiger Grade Road (Nevada 341), just east of U.S. 395 Alternate and Interstate 580.

South Meadows Parkway east
South Meadows Parkway is an arterial route linking Interstate 580 and U.S. 395 Alternate (South Virginia Street) with the Southeast Connector portion of Veterans Parkway at Bella Vista Ranch Village. The six-lane boulevard initially travels through a commercial area east of the exchange with I-580 & U.S. 395 at Gateway Drive. Photo taken 07/11/18.
Double R Boulevard parallels Interstate 580 east through a mix of industrial and office parks. The north-south arterial meets South Meadows Parkway at the next eastbound signal. Photo taken 07/11/18.
A lane drop occurs east of Double R Boulevard, with South Meadows Parkway reducing to four overall lanes. Drivers are cautioned for potential horseback riders over the ensuing four miles, though with all the heavy development, this is likely a hazard well to the east. Photo taken 07/11/18.
The signal at Evergreen Street serves adjacent Double Diamond elementary school, The Meadows subdivision and Diamond Creek apartments on the north side. Photo taken 07/11/18.
Double Diamond Parkway arcs east from Double R Boulevard through an industrial park area to form the main boulevard south through the Double Diamond Ranch Village development. Photo taken 07/11/18.
South Meadows Parkway circles northward around Double Diamond Ranch Village and Bella Vista Village to intersect Veterans Parkway at the July 6, 2018-opened Southeast Connector. Photo taken 07/11/18.
Veterans Parkway north
Heading north from South Meadows Parkway on the Southeast Connector portion of Veterans Parkway. The controlled access arterial carries six overall lanes. Photo taken 07/11/18.
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Veterans Parkway curves westward to span Steamboat Creek east of Huffaker Hills. Photos taken 07/11/18.
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The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino appears in the foreground with the Downtown Reno skyline rising further to the northwest as Veterans Parkway proceeds north from Steamboat Creek. Photos taken 07/11/18.
Homes in the Heron's Landing subdivision appear just west of wetland areas along Veterans Parkway north on the approach to Mira Loma Drive. Photo taken 07/11/18.
Veterans Parkway spans a tributary of Steamboat Creek leading into the signalized intersection with Mira Loma Drive. Photo taken 07/11/18.
Mira Loma Drive west links Veterans Parkway with SR 659 (McCarran Boulevard) at the El Rancho Buena Vista and Donner Springs neighborhoods. Eastward, the drive connects with Hidden Valley Drive and the Hidden Valley golf course community. Photo taken 07/11/18.
Continuing north, Veterans Parkway navigates through the former Rosewood Lakes Golf Course toward a pair of bridges over Boynton Slough. Photo taken 07/11/18.
Pembroke Drive connects Veterans Parkway with the north end of Hidden Valley. Westward, the two-lane road continues to SR 659 (McCarran Boulevard) at Rock Boulevard near Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO). Photo taken 07/11/18.
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Bending eastward from Pembroke Drive, Veterans Parkway spans another tributary of Steamboat Creek alongside a wetlands area in Truckee Meadows. Photos taken 07/11/18.
A grade separation takes Veterans Parkway over Clean Water Way. Photo taken 07/11/18.
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Curving northwest in the city of Sparks, drivers on Veterans Parkway cross the Truckee River on the Veterans Memorial Bridge. The six lane span was constructed between 2012 and 2014. Photos taken 07/11/18.
The Veterans Memorial Bridge northbound touches down at Greg Street in an industrial area of east Sparks. Photo taken 07/11/18.
Sparks Boulevard extends north from the Veterans Memorial Bridge and spans Kleppe Lane to the ramps with Interstate 80. Photo taken 07/11/18.
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A parclo interchange connects Sparks Boulevard with separate ramps for I-80 east to Winnemucca, Elko and Salt Lake City and west to Reno, Truckee and Sacramento, California. Photos taken 07/11/18.
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Northbound Sparks Boulevard at the loop ramp for I-80 west toward Downtown Sparks and Downtown Reno. Photos taken 07/11/18.

Photo Credits:

07/11/18 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 80

Page Updated 07-22-2018.

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