UPDATE: RIGHT-TURN LANE OPENED FOR EASTBOUND WESTSIDE BLVD TRAFFIC TO HEAD SOUTH ON NM 528; PROJECT SCHEDULED TO BE SUSPENDED AS OF MARCH 1, 2022
Update as of Thursday, February 24, 2022
CONTACT for questions and more information:
Patti Watson, 505-269-9691 cell; 505-245-3134 office; email@example.com
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Westside Blvd Widening Project will go into suspension on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, for about three months so that the Water Authority can install a new raw water transmission pipeline along the south side of Westside Blvd. This work is being done now to minimize the impact homes and businesses along Westside by avoiding having to come back in and tear up newly installed asphalt paving. The Water Authority expects to complete construction in June 2022. After that, the City of Albuquerque will resume construction on this project and expects to complete it in about two months. You will automatically receive updates on the Water Authority project unless you unsubscribe. We apologize for the inconvenience and will work to get all construction in this area completed as soon as possible.
As of yesterday, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, crews opened the dedicated right-hand turn for eastbound traffic on Westside Blvd to head southbound on NM 528.
The following traffic impacts are in place:
- Westbound traffic on Westside Blvd is reduced to one lane between NM 528 and Golf Course Rd.
- Eastbound traffic on Westside Blvd is reduced to one lane between Golf Course Rd and Grande Blvd. Eastbound traffic on Westside Blvd shifts to the south at Grande Blvd and has two lanes available as well as the dedicated right-hand turn lane to head southbound on NM 528.
- Traffic on La Sierrita Rd and 7 Bar Loop Rd is able to turn right and head eastbound on Westside Blvd, but is NOT able to turn left and head westbound on Westside Blvd. Motorists can access westbound Westside Blvd by taking 7-Bar Loop Rd south to Driftwood Ave, heading west on Driftwood Ave, then north on Golf Course Rd. Westbound motorists on Westside Blvd can access La Sierrita or 7 Bar Loop Rd via Golf Course Rd south to Driftwood Ave, then east on Driftwood Ave to 7 Bar Loop Rd.
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. All construction is weather permitting and subject to change without notice.