Westside Boulevard Project Update Dec. 13, 2021


Update as of Monday, Dec. 13, 2021

CONTACT for questions and more information:
Patti Watson, 505-269-9691 cell; 505-245-3134 office; pattiw@cwastrategic.com

NEW:(Weather permitting)On Wednesday, Dec. 15,2021, crews will move westbound traffic on Westside Blvd west of NM 528 to the left-hand lane so that they can prepare the right-hand lane for paving. The right-hand turn bay for motorists heading north on NM 528 to turn left and head west on Westside Blvd will be closed. Grande Blvd will continue to be open, with flaggers providing access for motorists to turn left and head west as needed. Also, crews will close the northbound right-hand lane on Golf Course from south of the intersection of Westside and Golf Course to north of the intersection of Westside and Golf Course as well as the right-hand turn lane from westbound Westside to northbound Golf Course to construct Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access on the northwest corner of Golf Course and Westside.

The closure on Golf Course is expected to last about 7-10 days. The work on Westside is expected to last through the week of Dec. 20-24, then crews will open up the right-hand lane and close the left-hand lane so that the left-hand lane can be prepared for paving.

ONGOING: The following traffic impacts remain in place:

  • Westbound motorists on Westside Blvd are able to turn right and head north, turn left and head south on Golf Course Rd, or head straight on Westside Blvd.
  • Eastbound motorists on Westside Blvd are split with two lanes to the south to turn right and head south on Golf Course Rd or head straight on Westside Blvd, and a separate lane to the north to turn left and head north on Golf Course Rd.
  • Due to ongoing work in the far left-hand lane of Westside Blvd, eastbound motorists on Westside will not be able to access Grande Blvd by turning left. They can access Grande Blvd by heading north on NM 528 and turning left at 21st Ave.

Regular work hours are Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m., although the contractor may work longer hours or on weekends if needed. Crews will not be working Thursday afternoon, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 24, in observance of the Christmas holiday, but all barricades will remain in place for safety. All construction is weather permitting and subject to change without notice.

City of Albuquerque Offers Christmas Tree Recycling


The Solid Waste Management Department, Parks and Recreation, and PNM will recycle real Christmas Trees for FREE at three separate locations in Albuquerque beginning December 27, 2021. No artificial trees will be accepted. PNM Vegetation Management crews and Parks and Recreation staff will grind trees into mulch chips, which can then be used as mulch to provide a better growing environment for plants and residential landscapes. Residents can pick up the mulch free of charge while supplies last.

Trees may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday, December 27, 2021 through Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the following locations:

•Montessa Park Convenience Center, 3512 Los Picaros SE, 873-6607

•Eagle Rock Convenience Center, 6301 Eagle Rock NE, 857-8318

•Ladera Golf Course, 3401 Ladera Dr NW, 836-4449

Please remove all bags, tree stands, decorations and lights from trees before dropping them off to be mulched. Limit 5 trees per resident, no commercial customers.

For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit:

Solid Waste Mgmt Dept and PNM will also be collecting donations for Animal Welfare at the Eagle Rock Convenience Center. Please consider bringing non-food donations for animals in need in our community. A special donation trailer will be parked at the Eagle Rock Convenience Center location during the entire Treecycling Event