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 email@example.com, or 775-283-7584.
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EAST WILLIAM COMPLETE STREETS PROJECT SURVEY
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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
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.