The long-anticipated SouthEast Connector finally has an anticipated opening day – Friday, July 6, 2018.

Much of the traffic headed for south Reno will use this route, thus leading to a safer drive and less congestion on McCarran, Longley Lane, and S. Virginia Street.

The SouthEast Connector, officially named Veterans Parkway, will be 3 lanes in each direction and runs for 5.5 miles from the intersection of Greg Street / Sparks Boulevard in the north to the intersection of Veterans Parkway and South Meadows Parkway in the south. This is on the east side of the Truckee Meadows, passing next to the Hidden Valley neighborhood and practically in the shadow of the Virginia Range. A multi-use path for recreational users will parallel the new roadway.

You can get more details about the project from it’s official website, RTC SouthEast Connector. There are numerous links from there to lots of detailed information should you wish to delve deeper.

Southeast connector construction at Alexander Lake Road in Reno, Nevada, NV
SouthEast Connector construction at Alexander Lake Road in Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

Source: RTC SouthEast Connector website.

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Nevada’s 2018 Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 12. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters will get to choose their preferred candidates from among a large field vying for their attention with a variety of promises and attacks on opponents. Despite all the dissension, voting is still the best way we have for participating in decisions that affect everyone.

If you did not take advantage of early voting or submit an absentee ballot, Primary Election Day 2018 is your last chance to have a say in who appears in the General Election on November 6, 2018. If you aren’t registered to vote, you will have no say in the election, which is not a good thing. Learn about voter registration deadlines and other important election information from “2018 General Election in Washoe County and Nevada.”

Before heading to the polls, you can check your voter registration status through the Washoe County Registrar of Voters.

Nevada is one of the states allowing early voting. For the 2018 Primary Election, early voting begins on Saturday, May 26 and ends on Friday, June 8. Polling places and hours of operation for early voting are located at numerous places around Washoe County.

Should you want to vote by absentee ballot instead, you can request a ballot by mail or in person from the Washoe County Registrar of Voters. Absent ballot requests must be received no later than Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by 5 p.m., and returned before the polls close on Election Day (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by 7 p.m.).

Early voting has proven to be a popular option, with large numbers of residents casting ballots before the official Primary Election Day on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. With early voting, you can vote at any of the available locations, but you must go to your assigned precinct polling place to vote on Election Day.