Highway 395 Southern Sierra Corridor study comment open

Highway 395 travels south in Bodie Flat toward Topaz Lake.

Highway 395 travels south in Bodie Flat toward Topaz Lake.

A series of virtual and in-person meetings designed to gather public feedback on Highway 395 between Carson City and Topaz Lake will be conducted over the next month.
It has been 17 years since the last corridor study was released for the stretch of highway that connects Carson Valley and the capital.

Virtual meetings at ndotus395.com are open through May 9.

In-person meetings are 4-7 p.m. April 23 at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center located at 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

The following day, there will be another meeting 4-7 p.m. at the Fuji Park Exhibit Hall located at 701 Old Clear Creek Road in Carson City.

Meetings will be held in an open house format, with a formal presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. The same informational presentation will be provided at each meeting.

There will be a project presentation livestreamed 5:30 p.m. on Facebook at @NevadaDOT.

 Those needing additional assistance with access to the meeting can contact (702) 385-6509 or email jhopkins@dot.nv.gov.

The plan evaluates the long-term vision, needs, and priorities to develop a Corridor Action Plan for U.S. 395 between East Clearview Drive in Carson City and the Nevada-California border at Topaz Lake and provides the foundation for future environmental studies.

In a recent five-year period, 11 lives were lost on this section of highway. The study, projected to complete in summer 2024, will develop goals, recommendations, and strategies to enhance roadway safety and use, as well as provide decision-makers with guidance for potential corridor improvements in the future.

A second round of public meetings will gather additional public feedback on study recommendations before the study is finalized. Prior to design and prioritization of any future highway improvements, a thorough review of potential benefits, physical challenges, environmental constraints, and more will be conducted. The U.S. 395 Southern Sierra Corridor Study updates a previous corridor study, conducted in 2007, to reflect new population and transportation status and needs. The plan is being developed cooperatively with Douglas County, the Carson City Metropolitan Planning Organization, and other stakeholders and public participants who provide input.

Further state transportation information is available at dot.nv.gov or by calling (775) 888-7000.


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