Nevada State Route 667

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State Route 667 marker

State Route 667
Kietzke Lane
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length: 3.836 mi[1] (6.173 km)
Existed: July 1, 1976 – present
Major junctions
South end:
US 395 Bus. in Reno
North end: Galletti Way at the Reno–Sparks city line
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 663 SR 668

State Route 667 (SR 667) is a state highway in the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area of Washoe County, Nevada. It follows a portion of Kietzke Lane, a major north–south arterial in the area.

Route description[edit]

View at the south end of SR 667 looking northbound

State Route 667 begins at its junction with S. Virginia Street (U.S. Route 395 Business, former SR 430) in Reno and continues due north a few miles. Once passing E. Second Street (SR 648), SR 667 curves east to cross over the Truckee River and pass under Interstate 580 (I-580) and U.S. Route 395 (US 395) to its northern terminus at Galletti Way at the Sparks–Reno city line. Kietzke Lane continues past the terminus of SR 667 to Victorian Avenue (I-80 Business).

History[edit]

During the late 1970s, US 395 in Reno-Sparks was being upgraded to a freeway. By 1976, the new North–South Freeway, now signed as US 395 (and I-580, as of 2012), had been completed from the north of Reno down to E. Second Street. To facilitate the connection with existing US 395 in south Reno, Temporary US 395 was designated by 1976. The temporary designation went west from the freeway terminus along E. Second Street to Kietzke Lane, and then followed present-day State Route 667 south from E. Second Street to S. Virginia Street, where it intersected with US 395.[2] By 1982, the US 395 freeway had been completed to S. Virginia Street, eliminating the Temporary designation on SR 667.[3]

As late as 2006, State Route 667 continued along Kietzke Lane south from South Virginia Street to its intersection with Neil Road. From there, the route turned east and followed Neil Road to connect with I-580 / US 395 before terminating at S. Virginia Street (SR 430). As of 2008, this portion of State Route 667 has been removed from the state highway system; however, the portion of Neil Road under I-580 / US 395 is currently maintained by Nevada DOT as a frontage road (FRWA44).[1]

The Neil Road section of State Route 667 was previously known as Del Monte Lane. The name change was made in the mid-2000s to help eliminate confusion between "Del Monte" and "Damonte" (as in Damonte Ranch Parkway, another I-580 / US 395 exit further south). The similar-sounding names had been an issue for emergency personnel responding to incidents on or near I-580 / US 395.

By 2017, the portion of SR 667 in Sparks (Galletti Way to Victorian Avenue) was mostly turned over to local control, except for the portion of Kietzke Lane near the I-80 overpass, which was retained as frontage road FRWA59.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Washoe County.

Location mi[4] km Destinations Notes
Reno 22.54 36.27 S. Virginia Street (US 395 Bus.) Former SR 430
24.21 38.96 SR 653 (Plumb Lane) – Reno–Tahoe International Airport
25.32 40.75 E. Second Street (SR 648)
Bridge over the Truckee River
RenoSparks
city line
Galletti Way
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Note: Mileposts along SR 667 do not reflect the actual length of the route.

See also[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is not from Wikidata

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nevada Department of Transportation (January 2017). "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  2. ^ Official Highway Map of Nevada (Map) (1976-77 ed.). Cartography by Nevada State Highway Department. Nevada State Highway Department. 1976. Reno-Sparks Area inset. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  3. ^ Official Highway Map of Nevada (Map) (1982 ed.). Cartography by Nevada DOT. Nevada Department of Transportation. 1982. Reno-Sparks Area inset. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  4. ^ Mileposts as posted at the intersection