TRAFFIC IMPACTS CHANGED ON PROJECT WHERE CREWS ARE LAYING 20-INCH PIPELINE UNDERGROUND ACROSS INTERSECTION OF NM 528 & WESTSIDE BLVD
Update as of Thursday, November 10, 2022
To help alleviate traffic congestion, crews have opened one thru or left-hand turn lane for eastbound traffic on Westside Blvd. to head thru the intersection or turn left and head north on NM 528, during installation of a 20-inch pipeline from the southwest corner to the northeast corner of the intersection of Westside Blvd and NM 528.
One right-hand turn lane continues to be open for traffic to turn right and head southbound on NM 528.
On the west side of NM 528, westbound traffic on Westside Blvd. has one lane open west of the intersection of Westside Blvd. and NM 528.
On the east side of NM 528, westbound traffic on Westside Blvd. is CLOSED from The American Road to NM 528.
This construction is expected to last through December 16, 2022.
MOTORISTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FOLLOW The DETOUR BELOW FOR SAFETY AND TO AVOID TRAFFIC DELAYS:
Traffic is detoured via The American Road and Intel Drive to 19th Avenue on the north, Golf Course Rd. on the west, Ellison Drive on the South and Coors Bypass on the east as shown on the map.
Traffic is discouraged from heading south on The American Way in the afternoons, where very long backups have been reported.
|Regular work hours are Monday-Friday 7am-5 pm although the contractor may work longer hours or on weekends as needed.|
About the Raw Water Transmission Pipeline
Construction on this new pipeline will provide “raw” or nonpotable water (not suitable for drinking) to support Intel’s multi-billion-dollar investment in upgrades and expansion at its Rio Rancho facility. Intel is an existing Water Authority customer, and the planned upgrade is expected to create new jobs and economic development opportunities.