U.S. Route 395 in Nevada

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U.S. Route 395 marker

U.S. Route 395
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length 85.192 mi[1][note 1] (137.103 km)
50.177 miles (80.752 km) independent of overlapping routes.[1]
Major junctions
South end US 395 at California state line at Topaz Lake
North end US 395 at California state line near Hallelujah Junction
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 379 US 395 Alt.

U.S. Route 395 (US 395) clips a corner of the U.S. state of Nevada near Lake Tahoe and serves the cities of Gardnerville, Minden, Carson City and Reno. All of US 395 north of Carson City is a freeway and is built up to Interstate standards. Part of the freeway section is also designated as Interstate 580.

Route description[edit]

Looking south on US 395, just south of US 50 near Carson City

US 395 enters Nevada at Topaz Lake as a two-lane highway and gradually winds its way to Carson Valley where it becomes the principal thoroughfare for the Minden-Gardnerville area. Upon entering the Carson Valley, US 395 becomes a four-lane highway through Minden and Gardnerville. Upon leaving Minden, the highway becomes a four-lane divided highway and turns due north towards Carson City.

Old US 395 running through Pleasant Valley with the I-580 extension under construction through the mountains above, as seen from Geiger Grade (SR 341)

At the south end of Carson City, the route intersects US 50, and the southern terminus of Interstate 580, which provide a bypass around Carson City. US 50 departs from the freeway at East William Street, while Interstate 580 begins here and heads north through Carson City concurrent with US 395.[2]

View north along US 395 in Reno, just north of I-580's northern terminus

Upon exiting Carson City, the freeway continues north through Washoe Valley and crosses through the mountains west of Washoe City and Pleasant Valley before entering Reno. Upon entering Reno, the route is designated as the Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway. The highway heads north to the I-80 interchange near Downtown Reno and I-580 ends here. Shortly afterward, US 395 turns northwest to serve the northern valleys of the greater Reno area before returning to California at Bordertown.

The entire route of US 395 through Nevada closely follows the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada range. Several prominent peaks are visible from the highway, including Jobs Peak and Mount Rose.

Major intersections[edit]

Note: Mileposts in Nevada reset at county lines. Freeway exits are numbered according to statewide mileage.
County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
DO 0.00–33.96
Topaz Lake 0.0 0.0 US 395 south – Bishop Continuation into California
Holbrook Junction SR 208 east – Yerington
Gardnerville SR 756 west
Minden SR 88 south – Woodfords, Lake Tahoe
SR 757 west / Muller Lane
SR 206 south – Genoa
SR 759 east (Airport Road) – Minden–Tahoe Airport
City of Carson City
CC 0.00–9.56
US 50 west / US 395 Bus. north (S. Carson Street) – South Lake Tahoe
Southern end of I-580 / US 50 overlap
Southern end of freeway
38 Fairview Drive
39 US 50 east (E. William Street) – Dayton, Fallon Northern end of US 50 overlap
41 College Parkway Serves Carson Airport and Western Nevada College
42 Arrowhead Drive Northbound exit and southbound entrance
US 395 Bus. south (N. Carson Street)
Southbound exit and northbound entrance
WA 0.00–42.10
Washoe Valley 44 Eastlake Boulevard (to US 395 Alt.) Serves Washoe Lake State Park
46 Bellevue Road
Washoe City 50 Old US 395 (US 395 Alt., Bowers Mansion Road, Carson–Reno Highway) – Washoe City Serves Bowers Mansion
Pleasant Valley Galena Creek Bridge
Reno 56 SR 431 (Mount Rose Highway) – North Lake Tahoe Also serves SR 341 (Geiger Grade) to Virginia City
57B S. Virginia Street south (US 395 Alt. south) – Virginia City, Washoe City Southbound exit and northbound entrance
57A S. Virginia Street north (US 395 Alt. north / US 395 Bus. north) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
59 Damonte Ranch Parkway
60 South Meadows Parkway (SR 426 west)
61 S. Virginia Street (US 395 Alt. / US 395 Bus.)
62 Neil Road, Meadowood Mall Way
63 S. Virginia Street (US 395 Bus.), Kietzke Lane Southbound exit and northbound entrance
64 Moana Lane Serves Reno-Sparks Convention Center
65 Plumb Lane (SR 653), Villanova Drive, Reno-Tahoe International Airport Signed as exits 65A (Plumb Lane, Villanova Drive) and 65B (airport) southbound
66 Mill Street
67 E. Second Street, Glendale Avenue (SR 648)
68 I‑80 – Sparks, Elko, Reno, Sacramento Northern end of I-580 overlap; signed as exits 68A (east) and 68B (west) northbound; I-80 exit 15
69 Oddie Boulevard
70 N. McCarran Boulevard (SR 659), Clear Acre Lane (SR 443) – Sun Valley Signed as exits 70A (McCarran Boulevard) and 70B (Clear Acre Lane) northbound
71 Dandini Boulevard, Parr Boulevard Serves Truckee Meadows Community College and Desert Research Institute
US 395 Bus. south (SR 430 south to N. Virginia Street) – Panther Valley, Reno
73 Golden Valley Road
74 Lemmon Drive
76 Stead Boulevard (SR 673 south) Serves Reno Stead Airport
78 Red Rock Road
80 Cold Springs Valley (White Lakes Parkway)
83 Bordertown (Village Parkway)
42.1 67.8 US 395 north – Susanville Northern end of freeway; continuation into California
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Northbound US 395, approaching the Neil Road exit

Special routes[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Overall mileage total includes length of unconstructed freeway between US 50 west and Fairview Drive in Carson City and excludes mileage along the current route open to traffic between these points.


  1. ^ a b Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2013). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Nevada Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Interstate 580 Nevada". Interstate Guide. Retrieved February 17, 2014. [self-published source]

External links[edit]

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