Traffic study shows major increase in cars on I-80

Traffic is on the rise between Sparks and USA Parkway due to new jobs at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. An NDOT study found nearly 41,000 cars travel the 13-mile stretch of roadway every day-that’s up from 29,000 nearly a decade ago. Some drivers want to see the interstate expanded to six lanes, but on one side of I-80 you’ve got mountains, and on the other side, you’ve got the Truckee River. 2 News reports N-DOT is also considering creating a road from USA Parkway to Spanish Springs to alleviate freeway traffic.