Phase 2 construction of SE Connector to begin in weeks

The next phase of a controversial connector that would link southeast Reno to Sparks will move ahead after the Army Corp of Engineers completed its review. Construction could start in the next few weeks bringing 350 jobs with it. The Regional Transportation Commission has been planning the Southeast Connector for decades. The road will stretch from the corner of South Meadows and Veterans Parkways to Sparks Boulevard at Greg Street. But Reno City Council is asking for an environmental impact study. Critics argue an environmental study would be redundant, cost the taxpayers millions and further delay the project.