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Construction Moratoriums

During large City construction projects, planning engineers will issue construction moratoriums to ensure safe and efficient road conditions for Albuquerque citizens. All active moratoriums' duration and span will be listed below, including PDFs with maps.

I. Albuquerque Rapid Transit Moratorium

Effective Dates: Monday, July 18th 2016, to Project Completion (Late 2017)

In anticipation of the upcoming construction of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project (ART), More stringent control of construction and barricading activities within public rights-of-way is required. Certain additional restrictions, not currently in effect, will be imposed to maximize the lanes available to roadway users.

As provided in Section 6-5-2-4 of the Ordinance, excavation and/or barricading permits shall not be issued for work affecting the following high traffic area before and during critical events:

All streets bounded by, and including:

  1. Central Ave. from Wyoming Blvd. to Unser Blvd.

II. State Fair Moratorium

Effective Dates: Monday, Sep. 4th, to Sunday, Sep. 17th, 2017

In anticipation of the upcoming New Mexico State Fair, More stringent control of construction and barricading activities within public rights-of-way is required. Certain additional restrictions, not currently in effect, will be imposed to maximize the lanes available to roadway users.

As provided in Section 6-5-2-4 of the Ordinance, excavation and/or barricading permits shall not be issued for work affecting the following high traffic area before and during critical events:

All streets bounded by, and including:

  1. Menaul Blvd. on the north
  2. Pennsylvania St. on the east
  3. Southern Blvd. on the south
  4. San Mateo Blvd. on the west
  5. Plus: key arterial and collector routes commonly used by attendees of this event.

III. Balloon Fiesta Moratorium

Effective Dates: Monday, Oct. 2nd, to Sunday, Oct. 15th, 2017

In anticipation of the upcoming Balloon Fiesta, More stringent control of construction and barricading activities within public rights-of-way is required. Certain additional restrictions, not currently in effect, will be imposed to maximize the lanes available to roadway users.

As provided in Section 6-5-2-4 of the Ordinance, excavation and/or barricading permits shall not be issued for work affecting the following high traffic area before and during critical events:

All streets bounded by, and including:

  1. Roy Ave./Tramway Blvd. on the north
  2. I-25 on the east
  3. Osuna Rd. on the south
  4. 2nd St. on the west
  5. Plus: key arterial and collector routes commonly used by attendees of this event.
  6. Additionally, the moratorium applies to the Old Town Area, The Uptown Area (Winrock & Coronado Shopping Malls), and the Northwest area (Cottonwood Shopping Mall).

IV. Holiday Shopping Moratorium

Effective Dates: Thursday, Nov. 23rd, 2017, to Monday, Jan. 1st, 2018

In anticipation of the upcoming Holiday shopping season, More stringent control of construction and barricading activities within public rights-of-way is required. Certain additional restrictions, not currently in effect, will be imposed to maximize the lanes available to roadway users.

As provided in Section 6-5-2-4 of the Ordinance, excavation and/or barricading permits shall not be issued for work affecting the following high traffic area before and during critical events:

All streets bounded by, and including:

  1. Old Town Area-
    1. Mountain Rd. on the north
    2. 19th St. on the east
    3. Central Ave. on the south
    4. Rio Grande Blvd. on the west
    5. Plus; key arterial and collector routes commonly used by shoppers to this area.
  2. Uptown Area-
    1. Menaul Blvd. on the north
    2. Pennsylvania Blvd. on the east
    3. I-40 on the south
    4. San Pedro Blvd. on the west
    5. Plus; key arterial and collector routes commonly used by shoppers to this area.
  3. Northwest Area-
    1. Key arterial and collector routes commonly used by shoppers to this area.
  4. Downtown Area-
    1. 4th St. from Central Ave. to Avenida Cesar chavez

Exceptions

The requirements above may be waived for extenuating circumstances, i.e., emergencies, ongoing construction projects, and projects which require immediate excavation.  Waivers may be obtained with a written request detailing the necessity of the project, and require the concurrence of the Director of the Department of Municipal Development.

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Department of Municipal Development

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(505) 768-3830

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Dial 311 (505-768-2000)