Nevadans will pay for I-80 expansion to USA Parkway, but RTC chief wants California help

Expanding the clogged and sometimes dangerous stretch of Interstate 80 between Sparks and the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center is a much-needed project that local taxpayers will probably have to pay for, said Lee Gibson, executive director, RTC of Washoe County.

“We are going to have to look to ourselves to fund that and ourselves being the Northern Nevada community,” he said on Nevada Newsmakers. “We will have to have a partnership with Storey County, Lyon County. We’re going to have to talk to NDOT (Nevada Department of Transportation.”

Gibson did not give a cost of a project but tossed out numbers of a “$30 million, $40 million, $50 million or $100 million project” during his interview with host Sam Shad.