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Albuquerque Rapid Transit Releases Preliminary Construction Plan

Plans include avoiding construction in Nob Hill and Old Town during the holiday shopping seasons.

May 31, 2016

Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) has announced the preliminary construction plans by construction segment.

Bradbury Stamm is planning to break ground on ART in late July in various sections from Coors to Louisiana. The team is planning to avoid construction in Nob Hill and Old Town during the holidays and is working closely with event planners to coordinate construction with key events including ABQ Pride Parade, Nob Hill shop and stroll and Old Town Holiday Stroll, Route 66 and Downtown Summerfests, and the State Fair parade.

The preliminary plan is available online at ‪

ART liaisons are reaching out to all businesses along Central Avenue to give them information about construction near their particular businesses.

"The construction team has worked diligently for the past two months to put together an efficient construction plan that will minimize disruption to businesses and residents," said Mayor Richard J. Berry. "I am extremely pleased that we are working with a local construction firm that is committed to the vision of the project and the positive difference it will make for the city."

People can sign up for construction updates either by text messaging or emails on the home page at

Nob Hill and Downtown Main Streets along with the University of New Mexico Fine Arts Department are working together to create special events to drive traffic during the construction period.

For other entities and businesses interested in participating and getting involved, call the ART hotline at (505) 398-4ART.

Preliminary Construction Plans - Central Avenue

Download a copy of preliminary construction plans for the ART on Central Avenue.