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East William Complete Streets

Here is the latest Kolo story on the Project: HERE!

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Carson City Invites the Community to Attend the East William Complete Streets Information Meeting

Carson City, NV – Carson City will host an informational meeting to present preliminary design concepts and input received from the community for the East William Complete Streets Project. The  City launched a survey and interactive comment map in January 2022.  Since then, the project team has developed a preliminary project design based on comments received and design constraints. The community is invited to provide comments on the initial design and overall project.  A presentation will begin at 5:30 pm and the project team will be available to answer questions.

Orsmby Room at Sheriff's Office

911 E Musser Street

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 5 to 7 pm

Presentation begins at 5:30 pm

Feasibility, Traffic and Environmental Studies in Progress

As the East William Street Complete Streets feasibility study continues; Carson City Public Works and NCE, the selected design consultant, are reviewing information gathered from the public comments received through the comment map and survey. Additionally, a traffic study and environmental study are in progress. Information gathered through the outreach and studies will be used to put together the preliminary design and potential alternatives. There will be a public meeting where the City will present the preliminary design to the general public and request comments. The public meeting is anticipated to occur in late April or May.

 

Kolo 8 News

Daniela Sonnino talks about the East William Project. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Darren Anderson, Senior Project Manager

Email: danderson@carson.org | Office: 775-283-7584 or Cell: 775-781-8008

Carson City Asks for Community Input on East William Street Improvements & High School Students Create New Project Logo (see header)

Carson City, Nevada (1/27/2022) – Carson City is launching the East William Complete Streets Project and is looking for community input. A survey and interactive comment map can be found at CarsonProud.com/east-william-complete-streets-project

Project planners and engineers want community input prior to beginning the design and as a part of the Feasibility Study. The scope of the Feasibility Study begins at North Carson Street and continues east to the interchange of I-580, approximately 1.5 miles. The Feasibility Study will examine features including safety, beautification, traffic operations, and bicycle and pedestrian enhancements.

To tie the project to the community, Carson City Public Works partnered with Carson High School’s advanced graphic arts class to design a project logo. Students submitted 23 logo’s and the City project team voted on the logo to be used to promote the project.

The city will also host two in-person events, at the Carson City Community Center, to receive comments. Attendees will be asked to follow current Covid directives.

Carson City Community Center, Lobby

851 E William St, Carson City, NV 89701

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 8, 2022 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

About the Project

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) transferred East William Street to Carson City after the completion of the I-580 Freeway. Before the freeway was built, East William Street was a state highway (US Highway 50) serving as a major roadway to move vehicle traffic quickly through Carson City. The current roadway is wide, with traffic moving at higher speeds, and there are few bicycle or pedestrian amenities. In some sections, there are no sidewalks. While traffic has decreased since the completion of the freeway, crashes have increased. The amount of travel lanes remain the same with four west of North Carson Street, and six lanes at I-580. Blocks are long, and intersections with protected pedestrian crossings are infrequent. The result is a vehicle focused corridor with only minimal accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists. The project’s planners and engineers are working to transform the corridor from a high-speed vehicle thoroughfare to a destination roadway shared by all users including drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians; otherwise known as a Complete Street.

MEETINGS

Carson City is embarking on its’ third Complete Streets Project following the successful Downtown and S Carson corridor transformations. Carson City Public Works hosted a public meeting on May 3, 2022 at the Sherriff’s Office to discuss the East William Complete Streets Project feasibility, funding, and to present the preferred alternative for improvements to each corridor segment. The preferred alternative for East William Complete Streets Corridor has been separated into four segments:

We want to hear your comments. Contact the Senior Project Manager, Darren Anderson at danderson@carson.org, or 775-283-7584.

 

 

PUBLIC OUTREACH

INTERACTIVE MAP

 

We received 120 comments along the East William Street Corridor. Thank you for contributing to this Complete Streets Project! You may review comments by clicking button below. 

EAST WILLIAM COMPLETE STREETS PROJECT SURVEY

We received 229 completed surveys. Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this project!

FAQ: EAST WILLIAMS COMPLETE STREETS PROJECT

The first step to the complete street transformation of East William Street is the completion of a Feasibility Study to determine what improvements can be made. The Feasibility Study will examine features including safety, beautification, traffic operations, and bicycle and pedestrian enhancements. The Feasibility Study limits begin at North Carson Street and continue east to the interchange of I-580, approximately 1.5 miles. During the Feasibility Study, the engineering team will also evaluate utility and stormwater improvement needs throughout the corridor to accomplish a “dig once” approach.

CONNECTING WITH THE CAPITAL

Now under Carson City ownership, City planners and engineers are working to transform the corridor between N. Carson Street and the I-580 interchange from a vehicle  dominated thoroughfare to a destination roadway shared by all users including drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians; otherwise known as a Complete Street.

HISTORY

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) transferred East William Street to Carson City after the completion of the I-580 Freeway. Prior to the freeway, East William Street was a state highway (US Highway 50) serving as a major roadway to move vehicle traffic quickly through Carson City. The current roadway is wide, with traffic moving at higher speeds, and there are few bicycle or pedestrian amenities. In some sections, there are no sidewalks. While traffic has decreased since the completion of the freeway, crashes have increased. Blocks are long, and intersections with protected pedestrian crossings are infrequent. The result is a vehicle focused corridor with only minimal accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists.