Pyramid Highway expansion part of six-phase plan to ease congestion
Story by Rob Sabo, Northern Nevada Business Weekly
Back in the 1970s, Pyramid Highway was a sleepy little roadway that began at Queen Way and was primarily used by the few thousand residents who lived out that way and weekend sun seekers headed for Pyramid Lake.
Today, roughly 50,000 cars travel Pyramid Highway each day. That number is a mere 20 percent of the 250,000 vehicles that navigate the Spaghetti Bowl on a daily basis, the Nevada Department of Transportation notes, but it still represents a significant amount of traffic heading in and out of Spanish Springs. Commuters moving through north Sparks will enjoy six lanes of travel, along with dedicated bike lanes and a 10-foot wide shared-use path on the east side of the freeway when the Pyramid Highway widening project is completed.
General contractor Granite Construction broke ground this spring on work to widen 1.5 miles of Pyramid Highway from Queen Way to Los Altos Drive....