The City of Fernley, in partnership with Mark IV Capital, has been selected under the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant for the extension of Nevada Pacific Parkway from its current terminus to Highway 50.
Project Elements Include:
Extension of Nevada Pacific Parkway south to Highway 50
Three new signalized intersections at Nevada Pacific Parkway and U.S. Highway 50, Gavin Road, and E. Newlands Drive
Crossing Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR Bridge)
Traffic access between parcels (South Bridge)
Acceleration/deceleration lanes on the north side of Highway 50
Install new rail switch from UPRR mainline
Construct the first portion of the industrial lead track into the industrial park
Grant agreement – in progress. Even though the City has been awarded the grant, a signed grant agreement between the City and the US Department of Transportation is necessary. The grant agreement includes contact information, project activities, any changes from the original application, updated costs, and a schedule.
NEPA process – The National Environmental Policy Act requires the federal government to evaluate the environmental and related social and economic effects of their proposed actions. Since this is a federally funded project, these effects must be evaluated. The project lead agency (Nevada Department of Transportation) must provide opportunities for public review and comment on those evaluations. The City of Fernley and NDOT will be hosting a public scoping meeting to provide the public an opportunity to bring forward any concerns they have related to the environmental, social, and economic effects of the project. The NEPA public scoping meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13th from 4 – 7 PM at City Hall. There will be materials on display, a brief presentation at 5:30, followed by questions and answers.