Westside Widening Project Update

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CONSTRUCTION CONTINUING ON WESTSIDE BLVD
WIDENING PROJECT

Update as of  Monday, October 18, 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

Westbound traffic on Westside Blvd will be detoured north on Golf Course Rd, then east on 19th Ave to access Grande Blvd.

Northbound traffic on Grande Blvd will be detoured west on 19th Ave, then south on Golf Course Rd to access Westside Blvd.

Traffic on Grande Blvd will continue to be able to access NM 528 from 21st Ave.

ONGOING: All but one lane of westbound Westside Blvd. is closed from NM 528 to west of Grande Blvd. Also, one of the two left-hand turn bays from northbound NM 528 to westbound Westside Blvd is closed. Westside Blvd has westbound traffic shifted east and west of Golf Course Rd, with traffic reduced to one lane west of Golf Course 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 is subject to change without notice.

Taylor Ranch/Golf Course Complete Streets Study Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Purpose of Meeting
This meeting will present draft recommendations and design concepts for review and feedback. The Project Team will incorporate public input into the final report. Note that final engineering will take place in a later phase of the study.

Please refer to meeting flyer for additional information.

Go to the website below to provide comments and for more information on the project and additional details on public meetings.
https://www.cabq.gov/council/find-your-councilor/district-5/complete-streets-planning-study-on-taylor-ranch-road-and-golf-course-road

Second Public Engagement Meeting for Clean Cars New Mexico September 15th

Environment Department and City of Albuquerque to host second public engagement meeting for Clean Cars New Mexico

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the City of Albuquerque will host their second virtual public engagement meeting in anticipation of coordinated rulemaking proceedings to adopt clean car rules in New Mexico. The public meeting is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

MEETING INFORMATION 

Topic: Clean Cars New Mexico, public engagement kick-off meeting
Time: 2 p.m. Mountain Time September 15, 2021
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https://zoom.us/j/94154755213?pwd=QmcxL3FoanhGbVdUM0M1RDlRbDF4UT09
Meeting ID: 941 5475 5213
Passcode: 190022

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Meeting ID: 941 5475 5213
Passcode: 190022
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Clean car rules reduce emissions from the transportation sector by making more low-emission and zero-emission passenger vehicles available to consumers. Consumer Reports estimates that by 2025 auto manufacturers will produce about 100 electric vehicle models. Without clean car rules, many of these advanced technology vehicles will not be readily available in New Mexico as manufactures will preferentially deliver the zero-emission vehicles to states with clean car credits.

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Taylor Ranch/Golf Course Complete Streets Project Meeting September 7th

The Taylor Ranch/Golf Course Complete Streets project was initiated by Council President Borrego at a cost of $118,000 allocated in the 2020 City of Albuquerque Budget clean-up bill R-20-118.  See Council President Borrego’s letter detailing the project as well as a project brief at the bottom of this message.

The meeting flyer announcing a general neighborhood meeting occurring at 6:00p.m. Tuesday, September 7th  via Zoom to discuss the Taylor Ranch/Golf Course Complete Streets project. Join details are in the flyer and also shown below.

Please consider visiting the Taylor Ranch/Golf Course Complete Street Study project website to submit comments and recommendations.  It includes a video of a recent neighborhood meeting presentation on this Complete Streets project as well as copy of the presentation itself and is found at https://www.cabq.gov/council/find-your-councilor/district-5/complete-streets-planning-study-on-taylor-ranch-road-and-golf-course-road   

One additional public meeting to gather input and discuss recommendations on the Taylor Ranch/Golf Course Complete Streets Project is set to occur October 21, 2021.  The October meeting location is pending and will be provided at a later date.

Council President Borrego and the project team are excited about the possibilities of Golf Course as a central District 5 corridor and look forward to meeting with neighborhood members on September 7th to discuss the project in greater detail!

Project Summary

Council President Cynthia D. Borrego, in partnership with the Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG), is conducting a Complete Streets planning study on Taylor Ranch Road/Golf Course Road between Montaño Rd. and Westside Blvd. Specifically, the study seeks to determine the safety issues and challenges for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities along the corridor. The principal goals of the study are to inventory the existing conditions, identify safety concerns, document gaps in the pedestrian and bicycle networks, and present recommendations for roadway improvements, as well as recommend character enhancements along the corridor.

The City has contracted with Bohannan Huston, Inc. to conduct the study. Please contact Aaron Sussman at asussman@bhinc.com or 505-923-3341 with comments or questions. To learn more about the project, go to: https://www.cabq.gov/council/find-your-councilor/district-5/complete-streets-planning-study-on-taylor-ranch-road-and-golf-course-road

Construction Continuing on Westside Blvd Widening Project

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Update as of Thursday, August 26, 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

NEW: From Friday, August 27, through Friday, September 3, crews will be installing a temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Golf Course Rd and Westside Blvd and removing the permanent traffic signal. During this work, the right-hand turn lane for eastbound traffic on Westside Blvd heading south and the right-hand lane on southbound Golf Course Rd just south of Westside Blvd will be closed.Eastbound motorists on Westside Blvd will be able to turn right and head south on Golf Course Rd, but should expect delays.

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