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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 Sunday, Nov. 5th, 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.
  2. Lomas Blvd. from Wyoming Blvd. to Central Ave.
  3. Montano Rd. from Coors Blvd. to 4th St.
  4. Zuni Rd. from Wyoming Blvd. to Washington St.
  5. Coal Ave. from Washington St. to 14th St.
  6. Lead Ave. from Washington St. to 14th St.
  7. Santa Clara Ave. from Girard Blvd. to Yale Blvd.
  8. Avenida Cesar Chavez from Yale Blvd. to Broadway Blvd.
  9. Bridge Blvd. from Broadway Blvd. to Unser Blvd. (Only within City limits. See map for details.)
  10. Martin Luther King Ave. from University Blvd. to Broadway Ave.
  11. Broadway Blvd. from Interstate 40 to Avenida Cesar Chavez.
  12. Northeast Area-
    1. Wyoming Blvd. from Lomas Blvd. to Zuni Rd.
    2. Louisiana Blvd. from Lomas Blvd. to Zuni Rd.
    3. San Pedro Blvd. from Lomas Blvd. to Zuni Rd.
    4. San Mateo Blvd. from Lomas Blvd. to Zuni Rd.
    5. Washington St. from Lomas Blvd. to Zuni Rd.
  13. University Area-
    1. Carlisle Blvd. from Lomas Blvd. to Coal Ave.
    2. Girard Blvd. from Lomas Blvd. to Santa Clara Ave.
    3. Yale Blvd. from Central Ave. to Coal Ave.
    4. University Blvd. from Lomas Blvd. to Coal Ave.
  14. Downtown/Old Town-
    1. 2nd St. from Bridge Blvd. to Lomas Blvd.
    2. 3rd St. from Bridge Blvd. to Coal Ave.
    3. 4th St. from Bridge Blvd. to Lomas Blvd.
    4. 8th St. from Bridge Blvd. to Lomas Blvd.
    5. 10th St. from Copper Ave. to Stover Ave.
    6. 14th St. from Mountain Rd. to Coal Ave.
    7. Tijeras Ave. from Broadway Blvd. to 8th St.
    8. Marquette Ave. from Broadway Blvd. to 8th St.
    9. Copper Ave. from 1st St. to 10th St.
    10. Gold Ave. from 1st St. to 8th St.
    11. Silver Ave. from 1st St. to 14th St.
    12. Mountain Rd. from 14th St. to Rio Grande Blvd.
  15. West Central-
    1. Goff Blvd. from Bridge Blvd. to Five Points Rd.
    2. Five Points Rd. from Goff Blvd. to Atrisco Rd.
    3. Atrisco Rd. from Five Points Rd. to Iliff Rd.
    4. Iliff Rd. from Coors Blvd. to Atrisco Rd.
    5. Hanover Rd. from Coors Blvd. to Atrisco Rd.
    6. Old Coors Dr. from Bridge Blvd. to Central Ave.
    7. Unser Blvd. from Bridge Blvd. to Interstate 40.
    8. Bluewater Rd. from Unser Blvd. to Coors Blvd.

II. State Fair Moratorium

Effective Dates: Monday, Sep. 5th, to Sunday, Sep. 18th, 2016

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, Sep. 26th, to Sunday, Oct. 9th, 2016

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. San Mateo Blvd. on the west
  5. Plus: key arterial and collector routes commonly used by attendees of this event.

IV. Holiday Shopping Moratorium

Effective Dates: Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, 2016, to Sunday, Jan. 1st, 2017

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.