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 alongside 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 07/11/18
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Veterans Parkway curves westward to span Steamboat Creek east of Huffaker Hills. 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. 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. 07/11/18
Veterans Parkway spans a tributary of Steamboat Creek leading into the signalized intersection with Mira Loma Drive. 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. 07/11/18
Continuing north, Veterans Parkway navigates through the former Rosewood Lakes Golf Course toward a pair of bridges over Boynton Slough. 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). 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. 07/11/18
A grade separation takes Veterans Parkway over Clean Water Way. 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. 07/11/18
The Veterans Memorial Bridge northbound touches down at Greg Street in an industrial area of east Sparks. 07/11/18
Sparks Boulevard extends north from the Veterans Memorial Bridge and spans Kleppe Lane to the ramps with Interstate 80. 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. 07/11/18
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Northbound Sparks Boulevard at the loop ramp for I-80 west toward Downtown Sparks and Downtown Reno. 07/11/18



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07/11/18 by AARoads

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Page Updated 07-22-2018.

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