Spaghetti Bowl Project

PROJECT Overview

The Interstate 80/Interstate 580 System-to-System Interchange, referred to as the Spaghetti Bowl, is located in Washoe County, Nevada. The Spaghetti Bowl was originally constructed between 1969 and 1971 for a metropolitan population of about 130,000 people. The current population of Washoe County has increased to approximately 420,000 people, with a forecasted growth rate exceeding state and national averages. As the existing Spaghetti Bowl nears its design capacity, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), will be phasing renovations to the Reno Spaghetti Bowl and approximately 12 miles of nearby interstate to enhance mobility and traffic safety for the Truckee Meadows.

 

 

At this time, project staff has identified Alternative 2 as the Preferred Alternative.

To review Alt. 2, click here. You can also watch the video below to view a simulated version of Alt. 2.

Spaghetti Bowl Project:
Project Limits Include

  • I-80 Western Limits: Sierra/Virginia/Center Street Interchange
  • I-80 Eastern Limits: Pyramid Highway Interchange
  • I-580/US 395 Northern Limits: N. McCarran/Clear Acre Avenue Interchange
  • I-580/US 395 Southern Limits: Moana Lane Interchange

Includes a total of 10 service interchanges, one system-to-system interchange, braided/collector distributor systems, and multiple local roads (cross streets and frontages).

Spaghetti Bowl Project: 
Project Goals

  1. Accelerated Delivery: Complete National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in 3 and a half years or less
  2. Long Term Relief: Develop ultimate project to meet 2040 demands
  3. Construction Delay: Minimize closures and detours during construction by design
  4. Public Support: Secure endorsement from the local governments and a favorable opinion from the public
  5. Right-of-Way: Minimize displacements
  6. Safety: Create improvements targeted to high accident areas as early as possible
  7. Operations: Create interchange system fully functional and easily navigable within project limits
  8. Aesthetics: Enhance the community’s driving experience through visually appealing improvements to the project area

Public Information

The most recent public hearing was held December 12, 2018 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

The hearing was filmed on Facebook Live, and is available to review on NDOT’s Facebook page, facebook.com/NevadaDOT. The comment period closed January 15, 2019. This was the public’s final opportunity to provide input on the Spaghetti Bowl Project prior to the preparation of the combined Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision.

  • PowerPoint presentation available here
  • Handouts available here

Any public information presented during meetings and/or workshops will be linked below, as well as other information available to the public.

SEPTEMBER 13-14, 2017 PUBLIC MEETINGS:

  • PowerPoint presentation available here
  • Display boards available here
  • Handouts available here
  • Transcript from Sparks meeting available here
  • Transcript from Reno meeting available here

APRIL 12-13, 2017 PUBLIC MEETINGS:

  • PowerPoint presentation available here
  • Display boards available here
  • Handouts available here
  • Transcript from Sparks meeting available here
  • Transcript from Reno meeting available here
  • Spaghetti Bowl Xpress (SBX) English Spanish
  • RIGHT-OF-WAY FAQs English | Spanish

Project Renderings

Certain project elements and construction schedule subject to change.

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