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Central Avenue is Open & So Are the Businesses


The Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) construction team reminds people that Central Avenue is OPEN, with at least one lane (and in many places two lanes) of traffic flowing in each direction. The delays are typically just a few minutes to get to the great restaurants, shops and small businesses on Central Avenue.

“This is the time for the community to come together and support the businesses on Central Avenue,” said Mayor Richard J. Berry. “Central is open and will always be open. So come and eat at your favorite restaurant and shop at your favorite store. Do not avoid Central Avenue, join me in celebrating it.”

In the second week of full construction, delays have calmed during the morning and evening commute. If Central Avenue is used as a thoroughfare during rush hour, the team recommends continuing utilizing alternate routes. If driving down Central Avenue to patronize local businesses, continue to use Central Avenue and expect minimal delays.

ARTBeat on the Street, weekly events on Thursdays, are held at a local business or sections of Central Avenue. The events are listed at In addition, more than 100 businesses have offered specials and promotions on the ART website. Those can be found at

For the latest construction updates, or to sign up for ART updates, go to or call the ART hotline at 505-398-4ART (4278).

For specific construction questions, join Bradbury Stamm at Coffee with the Contractor from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, November 3rd at Donut Mart, 1916 Central Ave. SE (east of University on the south side of Central Avenue).