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Control of construction and barricading activities within public rights-of-way.

See the Signed 2014 Moratorium Letter.

Due to the increased traffic volumes within the City of Albuquerque during special events, including The New Mexico State Fair, Balloon Fiesta and the Holiday Shopping Season, more stringent control of construction and barricading activities within public rights-of-way is required. Certain additional restrictions, not now in effect, will be imposed.

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

I. State Fair Moratorium

Effective Dates: Saturday, Sept. 6, to Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

All streets bounded by, and including:

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

See the State Fair Moratorium Map.

II. Balloon Fiesta Moratorium

Effective Dates: Monday, Sept. 29, to Sunday, Oct. 12, 2013

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, and
  4. 2nd Street on the west, plus key arterial and collector routes commonly used by attendees of this event.

Additionally, the moratorium applies to the Old Town area, the Uptown area (Winrock & Coronado Shopping Malls), and the Northwest Area (Cottonwood Shopping Mall). These areas are described in more detail below.

See the Balloon Fiesta Moratorium Map.

III. Holiday Shopping Moratorium

Effective Dates: Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, to Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2015.

  1. Old Town Area: All streets bounded by, and including,
    1. Mountain Rd. on the north,
    2. 19th St. on the east,
    3. Central on the south, and
    4. Rio Grande Blvd. on the west, plus key arterial and collector routes commonly used by shoppers to this area.
  2. Uptown Area: All streets bounded by, and including,
    1. Menaul Blvd. on the north,
    2. Pennslyvania Blvd. on the east,
    3. I-40 on the south, and
    4. San Pedro Blvd. on the west, plus key arterial and collector routes commonly used by shoppers to this area.
  3. Northwest Area: Key arterial and collector routes commonly used by shoppers to this area.

See the Holiday Shopping Moratorium Map.

IV. I-25 and Paseo Del Norte Reconstruction Moratorium

Effective Dates: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, to Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

The following streets are included in the moratorium:

  1. Unser Blvd from Paseo Del Norte to I-40,
  2. Montano from I-25 to Coors Blvd,
  3. 2nd Street from Alameda Blvd to Montano Blvd
  4. 4th Street from Alameda Blvd to Montano Blvd
  5. Edith Blvd from Alameda Blvd to Montano Blvd
  6. Jefferson Blvd from I-25 to Alameda Blvd
  7. San Antonio Blvd from Jefferson Blvd to Barstow
  8. San Pedro Blvd from San Antonio Blvd to Alameda Blvd
  9. Wyoming Blvd from San Antonio Blvd to Alameda Blvd
  10. Osuna Blvd from I-25 to 4th Street
  11. Alameda Blvd from 2nd Street to Wyoming Blvd
  12. Louisiana Blvd from San Antonio Blvd to Alameda Blvd

See the Interstate 25 - Paseo del Norte Moratorium Map

Exceptions

The requirements above may be waived for extenuating circumstances, i.e., emergencies 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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