The New Road from Interstate 80 into Sierra Canyon is Open

Anyone who has ever visited us has experienced the 6 roundabouts that you have to go through to get to our house in Sierra Canyon. If you were coming from California this meant going to exit 9 and then essentially doing a u-turn after getting off the freeway and going five or so miles back to the west.

As long as we have lived here they have been working on a new road which  comes into the back side of Sierra Canyon. The long awaited road opened last Friday. If you are coming to our house from the west you exit 80 at the first exit in Nevada (exit 2) and drive through Verdi to the new road Somersett Ridge Parkway. If you are coming from the east you get off 80 at exit 5 and essentially do a U-turn at the new roundabout to get on Somersett Ridge Parkway.

It is very exciting. The new road makes a huge improvement to our drive into Reno. It will be interesting to see when the new road get on to the mapping sites.

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Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

2 thoughts on “The New Road from Interstate 80 into Sierra Canyon is Open”

  1. Marion,
    We recently visisted your Del Webb community. I have a couple of questions. It seemed like a lot of houses were for resale considering how new the community is. Have you any idea why so many folks are moving? Secondly, a lot of the houses were having plaster work done – was there a problem with the product or the process used?k
    Thanks for your help,


  2. Donna,
    I am happy to answer your questions about Sierra Canyon. We are
    renters so a lot of what I can tell you is second hand stuff we have
    learned when talking with people on our hikes or at other activities.
    I believe one of the reasons that so many houses are for sale is that
    many people bought houses on speculation never intending to live in
    them. As I understand it prices have come down over $100,000 since
    Sierra Canyon first opened. Which I think leads to another reason so
    many houses are on the market. Some people can’t bring themselves to
    price their houses realistically since they will be losing so much
    money. I suspect that Reno is beginning to come out of the glut of
    houses on the market. You might want to look at the Reno Realty
    Blog.I think they always have interesting information.
    What I have been told about the plaster work is that many of the
    houses were plastered when the weather was too hot and the plaster
    wasn’t installed correctly. I believe the builder has fixed it for
    anyone who requests it. We mentioned it to our land lord but he
    doesn’t seem interested in doing anything about it on our house. Most
    of our neighbors have had it fixed.
    We really enjoy living at Sierra Canyon and are seriously considering
    buying here in the future. You might have already seen this but I
    blogged about what it is like to live here some time ago.
    and about reno weather here
    I hope this helps. I also emailed you directly. I’d be happy to answer any other questions if I can.


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