Westside Blvd Project July Update

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REMINDER: SATURDAY WORK ON WESTSIDE WIDENING
PROJECT STARTS SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2021

Update as of Friday, July 9, 2021

Beginning Saturday, July 10, 2021, Star Paving will be working Saturdays on the Westside Blvd Widening Project. Allowed work hours are 6 a.m.-7 p.m. although crews may not work full days on Saturdays. The contractor is beginning work earlier due to the extreme heat and for the safety of the construction crew.

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

For more information or to sign up for email construction updates, visit:www.westsidewidening.com

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.

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 occasionally 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.

COMING LATER THIS SUMMER: The contractor will close Grande Blvd at Westside Blvd later this summer. Advance notice will be provided when a date for this closure is scheduled and a designated detour route will also be provided.

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

Westside Blvd Project Update

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CONSTRUCTION CONTINUING ON WESTSIDE BLVD WIDENING PROJECT
Update as of Thursday, July 1 2021

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

For more information or to sign up for email construction updates, visit:www.westsidewidening.com

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.

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 occasionally 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 lane of northbound traffic just north of Westside Blvd.
•  Golf Course Rd will have one lane of southbound traffic just north of Westside Blvd.

NOTE: The contractor has been granted extended hours and may work from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday (Saturday work begins July 10, 2021). The earlier start time is due to the extreme heat and for the safety of the construction crew. The contractor will not be working on Monday, July 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday, but barricades will remain in place for safety.

COMING LATER THIS SUMMER: The contractor will close Grande Blvd at Westside Blvd later this summer. Advance notice will be provided when a date for this closure is scheduled and a designated detour route will also be provided.

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

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; pattiw@cwastrategic.com

For information or to sign up for email construction updates, visit:www.westsidewidening.com

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.

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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