Construction Update on Westside Blvd Widening Project

Update as of Thursday, May 27th

CONTACT for questions and more information:
Patti Watson, 505-269-9691 cell; 505-245-3134 office;

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Star Paving is continuing construction on the first phase of the Westside Blvd widening project, which is expected to last through late fall 2021. The entire project is expected to be completed in spring 2022. For now, the following traffic impacts will be in place:

  • Westside Blvd will have westbound traffic shifted and reduced to one lane west of Golf Course Rd and just east of Golf Course Rd. 

Please note that the contractor will open up the straight thru lane for westbound traffic on Westside Blvd when possible, but will need to close it often for safety reasons. When there is only one westbound lane open on Westside Blvd west of Golf Course Rd, there may be delays. Motorists should seek an alternate route when possible.

  • Golf Course Rd will have one thru lane and one right-turn lane of northbound traffic south of Westside Blvd.
  • Golf Course Rd will have one lane of northbound traffic just north of Westside Blvd.
  • Golf Course Rd will have one lane of southbound traffic just north of Westside Blvd.

Regular work hours are Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., although the contractor may work longer hours or on weekends if needed. The contractor will not be working on Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday, but barricades will remain in place.

All construction is weather permitting and is subject to change without notice.

BernCo At A Glance


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Planning Department Online Resources Available for Residents

Did you know you can find information about projects or development going on in your neighborhood?

The Planning Department’s Land Management System (LMS) can be used to search various types of permit requests, including type of permit, status, issuance date and other pertinent information. An account is not required in order to use the system’s search features.

DRB, EPC and ZHE Public Hearings
The Development Review Board (DRB), Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) and Zoning Hearing Examiner (ZHE) offer functions associated with project review. Applications to these hearing bodies includes notification to property owners and neighborhood associations. A periodic check of the respective websites will also help to track proposals as they work their way through the review process.

City Council’s LUPZ Committee Hearing #1 May 5th

The City Council’s Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) Committee will review proposed changes to the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO), the City’s zoning code, on Wednesday, May 5 at 3 p.m. via Zoom.

For details on how to join the Zoom meeting, please refer to the LUPZ agenda, available here: Legistar Calendar
This first LUPZ hearing will include a presentation from staff, and public comments will be taken.

You can also send written comments via email to the City Clerk:
Note: For amendments affecting only a small area, City Council will be acting quasi-judicially (i.e. similar to judges). For that reason, you cannot contact your Councilor directly with comments about proposed changes to small area regulations. Instead, contact Council planning staff:
Petra Morris:
Shanna Schultz:

LUPZ materials for review: Ordinance to adopt IDO Annual Update 2020: O-21-60 Proposed City Council LUPZ Amendments Redline Draft 

More details about the 2020 IDO Annual Update: Project Webpage