The City of Albuquerque is exploring Vision Zero’s recommendation for Mobile Speed Enforcement to reduce speeding fatalities. The City is inviting the community to weigh in as it shapes policymaking for potential mobile speed enforcement to deter deadly speeding. Mobile speed enforcement is a technology used to keep communities safe. Vans or trailers detect the speed of a moving vehicle using radar and take a picture of a speeding vehicle to issue a citation. To take the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K52ZN75
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 – email@example.com
Project Manager: Savannah Torres – firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning and Programming Manager: Debbie Bauman – email@example.com