Construction on Alameda Boulevard between Interstate 25 and Wyoming Boulevard begins May 1, 2013.
Albuquerque, NM— Construction on Alameda Boulevard between Interstate 25 and Wyoming begins Wednesday, May 1st. The project installs a traffic signal at San Pedro, adds to the storm drainage system and widens Alameda from two lanes to two lanes with a median between San Pedro and Louisiana.
"This project adds additional travel lanes for rush hour commuters, and replaces a four way stop with a new traffic signal," Mayor Richard Berry said. "We expect people to notice a difference in the very near future."
The project has been broken up into six different segments. This was done to address the most serious traffic issues before the upcoming Paseo del Norte/I 25 construction project by the NMDOT.
"The Mayor and Councilor Winter wanted this project underway before work begins on Paseo," Department of Municipal Development Director Michael Riordan said. "The first two segments are scheduled to be complete before the Paseo construction begins, which should help with the anticipated additional traffic on Alameda and San Pedro."
The segments are as follows:
- Segment 1: I-25 to San Pedro including Traffic Signal installation
- Segment 2: Storm Drain and Alameda widening between San Pedro and Louisiana
- Segment 3: Intersection improvements at Louisiana Boulevard and Alameda
- Segment 4: Intersection improvements at Louisiana Boulevard and Oakland
- Segment 5: Intersection improvements at Louisiana Boulevard and Signal
- Segment 6: Intersection improvements at Alameda and Wyoming Boulevard
The $5.4 million project is being funded by GO Bonds, ¼ cent infrastructure tax, and impact fees. Smith Engineering is the design consultant, RMCI is the contractor. The total project is expected to take a year to complete.