Nevada State Route 520

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State Route 520

Stewart Street
SR 520 highlighted in red
Route information
Length1.227 mi[1] (1.975 km)
Major junctions
South end
US 395 Bus. in Carson City
North endE. William St in Carson City
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Nevada State Highway System
SR 518 SR 525

State Route 520 (SR 520) was a short state highway in Carson City, Nevada routed along Stewart Street. The route served the central portion of the city, providing access to several government buildings in the capitol district. It was turned over to local control in 2010.

Route description

The Nevada Department of Transportation headquarters on Stewart Street (former SR 520) in Carson City

State Route 520 began on the southern end of Carson City at a junction with South Carson Street (U.S. Route 395 Business/SR 529) across from the Carson Ranger District office of the U.S. Forest Service. The route turned north from this intersection, passing headquarters for the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, Nevada Department of Public Safety, and Nevada Department of Transportation. Stewart Street runs parallel to the east side of Carson Street as it heads northward.[2][3]

As SR 520 crossed East Fifth Street (SR 513), it entered the downtown district. The 0.2-mile (0.32 km) stretch from Fifth Street to Musser Street forms the eastern border of the main state capitol complex. In this section, the route passed behind major state buildings such as the Nevada Legislature, the Supreme Court of Nevada, and the Nevada State Capitol. The same segment of road hosts other state institutions like the Nevada State Library and Archives and buildings for the Nevada Department of Education.[2]

Crossing over Musser Street, SR 520 moved into more commercial areas of the central city. Small businesses and parking lots line each side of Stewart Street. The route also passed behind a U.S. Department of the Interior building as it continued northward. State Route 520 reached its northern end at the intersection of East William Street (former SR 530) in the center of Carson City, although Stewart Street continued beyond the state highway terminus.[2][3]


State Route 520 became a signed state route when Nevada renumbered its state highways in 1976.[4] There have been no major changes to the route since its inception.

In 2009, a plan was developed that would reduce Carson City's financial contribution towards the construction of the Carson City Bypass (future Interstate 580) in exchange for the Nevada Department of Transportation relinquishing some state-maintained highways to the city. The proposal was modeled after a similar 2008 deal.[5] State Route 520 was deleted from the state highway system on June 24, 2010.[6]

Major intersections

This table shows major intersections at the time SR 520 was removed from the state highway system. The entire route was in Carson City.

US 395 Bus. (S. Carson Street)
E. 5th StreetOld SR 513
1.231.98E. William StreetOld US 50 / SR 530
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "State Maintained Highways of Nevada, Descriptions and Maps". Nevada Department of Transportation. 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Google (21 Feb 2010). "Overview of SR 520" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 21 Feb 2010.
  3. ^ a b Official Highway Map of Nevada (Map) (2007–08 ed.). Nevada Department of Transportation. 2007. Carson City Region inset.
  4. ^ Nevada State Maintained Highways: Descriptions, Index and Maps. Nevada Department of Transportation. January 2001. p. 96.
  5. ^ Frank, Dave (10 March 2009). "Deal with state could trim $5 million from Carson's bypass tab". Nevada Appeal. Swift Communications. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  6. ^ "State Maintained Highways of Nevada: Descriptions and Maps". Nevada Department of Transportation. Second Quarter 2010. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2010.