Construction Begins Monday, May 3, on Westside Blvd Widening Project

Update as of Friday, April 30, 2021
CONTACT for questions and more information:
Patti Watson, 505-269-9691 cell; 505-245-3134 office; pattiw@cwastrategic.com
For information or to sign up for email construction updates, visit:
www.westsidewidening.com
Star Paving begins construction Monday, May 3, 2021. The first phase of construction is expected to last through late fall 2021 and 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. 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.
 
About the Westside Blvd Widening Project
The Westside Blvd Widening Project will widen about 0.85 miles of Westside Blvd from NM 528 (Coors Blvd) to Golf Course Rd from two lanes to four. It will also provide dedicated left-hand turn lanes at the intersections of Westside Blvd and Golf Course Rd, 7 Bar Loop, Sierrita Rd and Grande Blvd. In addition, the project will improve storm drainage and provide better, safer travel options for pedestrians and bicyclists.
 
All construction is weather permitting and is subject to change without notice.

Westside Boulevard Update from Councilor Borrego

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The City of Albuquerque and I, as your Councilor, broke ground on Westside Blvd.’s expansion on March 17, 2021.  Many of you requested information on Westside’ Blvd’s expansion effects on existing residential properties in the area.

Phase I—Construction, includes widening Westside Blvd. from two to four lanes between Golf Course Rd. and NM 528 and will also improve traffic flows at several major intersections. The project includes a multi-use trail on Westside Blvd.’s north side, a sidewalk on its south side and bike lanes in each direction (east and west). 

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Westside Blvd. Widening Project

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The Road Warrior column in the Albuquerque Journal (2/14/2021) quotes Johnny Chandler, Public Information Coordinator for Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development as saying “we are scheduled to start construction on the widening of Westside Blvd. NW this month.”

The City reviewed the Westside widening plans with the community in 2019. There was concern raised at that meeting about not needing any additional Noise Barriers after the City completed sound studies at that time.

Residents of the HOA who are concerned or have questions about the construction or noise levels can contact the following City representatives.

City Councilor: Cynthia Borrego – cynthiaborrego@cabq.gov

Project Manager: Savannah Torres  – smtorres@cabq.gov

Planning and Programming Manager: Debbie Baumandbauman@cabq.gov