U.S. Route 395 in Nevada

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 395 in Nevada. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 395.

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
  US 50 in Carson City
I‑80 in Reno
North end: US 395 at California state line near Peavine
Highway system
  • Highways in Nevada
SR 379 SR 396

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

U.S. 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 395 becomes a 4 lane highway through Minden and Gardnerville. Upon leaving Minden the highway becomes a 4 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 Carson City, the route intersects US 50. The two routes overlap northbound on South Carson Street, then turn east on a temporary alignment along Fairview Drive to the Carson City Freeway—the freeway bypass between these two points is awaiting construction. US 50 departs from the highway at William Street, while Interstate 580 begins here and heads north through Carson City concurrent with US 395.[2]

Upon exiting Carson City, the freeway continues north through the Washoe Valley. A new freeway crosses through the mountains west of Pleasant Valley before entering Reno. Upon entering Reno, the route is designated the Martin Luther King Jr. freeway. The highway heads north to intersect Interstate 80 near downtown Reno. 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
Topaz Lake 0.0 0.0 US 395 continues south across the California state line
Holbrook Junction SR 208 – Yerington
Gardnerville SR 756
Minden SR 88 – Woodfords, Lake Tahoe
  SR 757 (Muller Lane)
  SR 206 (Genoa Lane) – Genoa
  SR 759 (Airport Road) – Minden-Tahoe Airport
Carson City
US 50 west – Lake Tahoe South end of US 50 / SR 529 overlap
Snyder Avenue (SR 518)

US 395 Bus. north (S. Carson Street)
North end of SR 529 overlap; south end of temporary US 50 / US 395 alignment on Fairview Drive
South end of freeway
38 Fairview Drive Southbound exit and northbound entrance; north end of temporary US 50 / US 395 alignment on Fairview Drive
39 US 50 east (E. William Street) – Dayton, Fallon North end of US 50 overlap; south end of I-580 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
  44 Eastlake Boulevard (to US 395 Alt.) Former SR 428; 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
  Galena Creek Bridge
Reno 56 SR 431 (Mount Rose Highway) – North Lake Tahoe Also serves SR 341 (Geiger Grade) – 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 Bus. north) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
59 Damonte Ranch Parkway
60 South Meadows Parkway (SR 426)
61 S. Virginia Street (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 (Villanova Drive, Plumb Lane) and 65B (airport) southbound
66 Mill Street
67 E. Second Street, Glendale Avenue (SR 648)
68 I‑80 – Elko, Sacramento North 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) Signed as exits 70A (McCarran Boulevard) and 70B (Clear Acre Lane) northbound; serves Sun Valley
71 Dandini Boulevard, Parr Boulevard
72 Panther Valley (US 395 Bus. south, SR 430 south) to N. Virginia Street
73 Golden Valley Road
74 Lemmon Drive
76 Stead Boulevard (SR 673) Serves Reno-Stead Airport
  78 Red Rock Road
  80 Cold Springs Valley
  83 Bordertown
  42.1 67.8 North end of freeway
US 395 continues north across the California state line
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 Staff (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. [unreliable source?]

External links[edit]

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