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Westside Boulevard Improvements

Engineering Firm TY Lin to Design Road Improvements

At its regular meeting on October 19, the Albuquerque City Council selected the engineering firm of TY Lin to design improvements to Westside Boulevard between Golf Course Road and NM 528. The improvements will increase safety and efficiency along the corridor and address access issues for residents of the 7 Bar North neighborhood.

TY Lin is an international consulting firm with 30 employees in its Albuquerque office. The Westside Boulevard project team has 46 combined years of experience and unique familiarity with northwest Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. The team’s deputy project manager has lived in the 7 Bar North neighborhood for the last 10 years; for her, this project is personal as well as professional.

The final details will be put in place with neighborhood input. Recommended changes include:

  • two travel lanes in each direction
  • medians
  • buffered bicycle lanes
  • sidewalk rehabilitation
  • retaining walls on the north side of the roadway, and
  • drainage improvements

Engineering studies will also include a signal warrant analysis for Westside and Seven Bar Loop, and a noise study.

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