Dinter was selected by Wood Rodgers, Inc. to provide electrical design and construction services for power, lighting and communication systems along the 3.2-mile 4th Street/Prater Way Corridor, in Reno and Sparks.
Our work involved decorative street lighting with LED lamps to match Cities of Reno and Sparks’ existing street lighting fixtures, siting and coordinating with civil and landscape designs. The project also included power and lighting controls that matched existing city systems, power pedestals, and new electrical services—all of which required coordination with City staff. Also included was electrical, communications and lighting designs for eight new historically themed enhanced Bus RAPID Transit (BRT) stations along 4th Street that required lighting, solar power equipment, security cameras, ticket vending machines, trash compactors, information signage, and Next Bus reader signs. The new electrical service and tie-in to new lighting service pedestals had to be coordinated with NV Energy (NVE) for the new services for lighting and bus stop components of the 4th Street reconstruction. Additional coordination was required to relocate the NVE overhead power lines to underground, affecting telecommunications distribution (telephone, cable, others), and coordination with Union Pacific Railroad for underground crossing of tracks. The project also included relocating electrical and communication services to approximately 40 existing customers along 4th Street involving a new meter panel, new secondary underground feed from NVE transformer, and reconnection to the existing facility interior distribution system (branch circuit panelboards) and design of new communication service facilities to existing customers (telephone, cable TV, fiber optic communication, etc.)
To utilize transportation elements and digital methods to convey the history of the 4th Street/Prater Way Corridor to the public. From the early development of Reno and Sparks to the bustling days of the Lincoln Highway and U.S. 40, the 4th Street/Prater Way Corridor has played a central role in the region’s economy and culture for more than a century. Telling the story of this historic thoroughfare both along the street and through digital means can help connect the past and present, strengthening the corridor’s identity as well as providing a sense of community for those who live, work, and visit there. The Project utilized transportation elements and digital methods to convey the history of the 4th Street/Prater Way Corridor to the public.