In Nevada, the $76 million 12-mile extension of State Route 439 (USA Parkway), successfully completed three months ahead of schedule, has bolstered regional connectivity and mobility while supporting skyrocketing development at the world’s largest industrial park. The roadway extension reduces drive time between U.S. 50 and Interstate 80 east of Reno by up to 38 percent. The four-lane roadway also provides easier employment access at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC). Located at the northern terminus of USA Parkway, TRIC houses major industrial and technology companies including Tesla, Google, and Switch. The 107,000-acre park that encompasses a developable 30,000-acre industrial complex continues to attract clients on the basis of efficient commute times provided by USA Parkway.
A region impacted heavily during the 2007-2009 economic downturn has been reinvigorated with growth opportunity rapidly translating to an economic boon. With residents around the region now more connected than ever, plans are underway for a town center that will feature educational facilities, bike trails, and retail shops.