Nevada State Route 443

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State Route 443 marker

State Route 443
Clear Acre Lane, Sun Valley Drive
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length 3.197 mi[1] (5.145 km)
Existed 1976 – present
Major junctions
South end SR 659 in Reno
  US 395
North end 7th Avenue in Sun Valley
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 439 SR 445

State Route 443 (SR 443) is a state highway in the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area of Washoe County, Nevada. It is the main connection between the city of Reno and the community of Sun Valley to the north. SR 443 is known as Clear Acre Lane in Reno and Sun Valley Drive within Sun Valley.

Route description[edit]

Looking north on SR 443 from 6th Avenue in Sun Valley

State Route 443 begins at its intersection with North McCarran Boulevard (SR 659). Just north of this junction, SR 443 interchanges with US 395. From here, the highway heads slightly northeast to the intersection of Dandini Blvd & El Rancho Drive, where the road changes names from Clear Acre Lane into Sun Valley Drive ("Sun Valley Boulevard" on some signs). SR 443 continues north from this intersection through Sun Valley, where it terminates at Seventh Avenue.

View from the south end of SR 443 looking northbound

History[edit]

Originally, SR 443 extended further south to terminate at Wedekind Road (former SR 880). By 2006, the highway had been truncated to its current terminus at North McCarran Boulevard.

In 2004, the Washoe County Regional Transportation Commission began the US 395/Clear Acre reconstruction project. The project created new US 395 freeway access at Clear Acre Lane and reconstructed the North McCarran Boulevard (SR 659) bridge and interchange ramps.[2] Previously, the only access between SR 443 and US 395 was a northbound US 395 off ramp; other movements were made via the nearby McCarran Boulevard interchange. As of June 2007, the construction project was substantially completed.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Washoe County.

Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Reno N. McCarran Boulevard (SR 659) Southern terminus
US 395 – Carson City, Susanville
Sun Valley Seventh Avenue Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is not from Wikidata

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2017). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  2. ^ "US 395 – Clear Acre Interchange Project". Washoe County Regional Transportation Commission. Archived from the original on October 9, 2007. Retrieved June 12, 2007. 
  3. ^ Nevada Department of Transportation (May 2008). "Maps of Milepost Location on Nevada's Federal and State Highway System by County" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-19.