Construction began on October 15, 2013 and should take around 18 months to complete.
The Paseo del Norte and I-25 Interchange improvements have been a high priority for the City of Albuquerque and the Metropolitan Area for many years.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation is overseeing this project. Traffic engineers and consultants will work to ensure that minimal disruption is experienced during the construction period but we all ask for your patience as we move forward with these important improvements.
The Paseo del Norte / I-25 Interchange project will include six main improvements:
- A free-flow ramp to improve the eastbound-to-southbound traffic movement in the morning during peak travel time;
- A flyover ramp to improve the northbound-to-westbound traffic movement in the afternoon during peak travel time;
- Reconfigure the Jefferson Street and Paseo del Norte intersection to improve east-west traffic flow while maintaining local access;
- Bicycle and pedestrian improvements to provide a critical bike system link across I-25 and to connect existing paths to the area;
- Improved freeway access for traffic originating from the area east of the Paseo del Norte / I-25 interchange; and
- I-25 mainline improvements between the Alameda Boulevard and Jefferson Street interchanges for safety and traffic flow
Anticipated Construction Timeline
- February 2013 – Short list of potential Design-Build Contractors announced
- March 2013 – Final request for proposals issued
- June 2013 – Responses due to request for proposals
- July 2013 – Selection of Design-Build Contractor announced and contract negotiations begin
- Fall 2013 - Construction begins
- Fall 2015 - Expected construction completion