Scope: Bernalillo County will be rehabilitating approximately five miles of the Bosque Trail from Bridge Boulevard south to the South Diversion Channel. Originally, the trail segment was constructed by Bernalillo County Public Works in 1998 and is in need of significant upgrades.
The project will eliminate pavement cracks and pavement heaving throughout the trail corridor by replacement of the pavement with a stronger pavement section throughout most of the project length. In addition to pavement replacement, the project includes some pavement overlay, added benches, some minor realignment of the trail to avoid erosion problems, improvement of gate access locations, and monitoring stations.
Also, much of this trail is directly adjacent to wooded areas/irrigated farmland and there is a big gopher/beaver population, resulting in a very difficult maintenance situation. The improvements will smooth the trail and minimize the recurrence of bumps and cracks that have developed throughout the trail stretch.
Also included are additional signage and improved connections to nearby facilities.
Schedule: Construction plans were finalized this summer and the project was advertised for bidding. The county opened the project bids on October 22, 2012.
Construction is expected to begin on December 3, 2012 with Sparling Construction Co., Inc. as the main contractor.
For the first two weeks of December, 2012, the trail will be closed off between Tingley Drive at the north end of the project and Bridge Boulevard. Use a combination of Tingley Drive, 8th Street, and south sidewalk on Bridge Blvd. to get from north end of project to Bridge Boulevard.
UPDATE: The county has completed the new trail pavement for Phases I through IV, from Bridge Boulevard to Rio Bravo Boulevard. This section of trail is now open to users though minor work still continues in some areas. The county has completed the new trail pavement for Phases I through IV, from Bridge Boulevard to Rio Bravo Boulevard. This section of trail is now open to users though minor work still continues in some areas.
Also see http://www.bernco.gov/bosquetrail for updated information.
Trail reconstruction will take approximately three months. Check this website during construction for further details and project progress reports.
Funding: This project is 75% federally funded and 25% County funded.
General Project Information:
Status | Construction
Design Consultant | In-House
Contractor | Sparling Construction Co., Inc.
Construction NTP | November 30, 2012
Contract Length | 3 months
Anticipated Project Completion | 04/01/13
Time % Completed | 0%
Jeanne Wolfenbarger, P.E.