Ask Joe: Why is more construction happening on Arlington Avenue?

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    From the Ask Joe file, we are looking into a question about some road construction starting up again in a spot where another project just finished up recently.

    Dr. Mark Schumacher wrote in asking what kind of construction is planned on Arlington Avenue and how long will it be going on?

    Here's what I found out:

    I checked with the city of Reno about this. They did a major reconstruction job last year on Arlington, replacing nearly seven thousand feet of sewer pipe. Arlington was closed in both directions during that project. Now there's another project just getting underway on Arlington near First Street and Island Avenue. NDOT is doing some pedestrian safety improvements not only on Arlington but also over on Second Street.

    The plan is to improve sidewalks and crosswalks and also replace some of the flashing pedestrian signs with signs that are activated by pedestrians and only flash when someone is crossing.

    This is part of a $2 million dollar project. Granite Construction is doing the work and Meg Ragonese at NDOT says the construction should be finished by late summer.

    You can expect some single lane closures on Arlington until the work is done this summer.

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