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The ReTRAC project in downtown Reno was an amazing undertaking. It basically buried miles of train track in a trench that was dug out right through the heart of Reno. Now, it's time for it to be covered!

The train trench cover will cover two city blocks length of the train trench through downtown, providing areas for artists to perform, sunken and risen plazas, beautiful arches which will allow lines to grow on it providing shade in the summer. Construction is slated to begin in June/July on Phase 1 of the cover, while bids are currently out on Phase 2.


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Posted by: Anita - 4/29/2007 2:17:06 PM
So what have you heard? not alot of talk after the hold so fernando(montage) could work some majic and get more cover at less cost.

Posted by: Anakin-Marc - 7/14/2007 10:56:48 AM
Looks like after all the waiting, there may finally be some work getting done on this project. I walked by the ainbow Bridge, and it looks like they're beginning demolition. Hopefully this project gets off the ground sometime soon...

Posted by: Nige St. Hubbins - 7/24/2008 3:53:47 PM
From what I gather, the project is slated to be completed by Dec. 2008. That would be least to be opened by Spring of 2009! I think my band...HARDRIVE...would like to play opening day; and we'll do it for only $20.00. Introductory offer only!

Posted by: Stan - 8/7/2008 7:01:04 PM
I walked by the cover project today (late afternoon) and saw that progress is being made. It's going to be really nice to have that whole area opened up for various activities. I was particularly pleased to see that funky rainbow overpass thing go away. Downtown is actually becoming a pleasant place to be; the trench cover will be a good thing. Stan White

ReTRAC Train Trench Cover