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City Unveils Improvements at 98th Street and Blake Rd. Intersection

Improvements include ADA compliance and signalization

January 22, 2021

Today, City Councilor Klarissa Peña and the Department of Municipal Development officially unveiled the improved intersection of 98th Street and Blake Rd. in Southwest Albuquerque. The improvements include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements to the wheelchair ramps, new signalization, left turn lane on northbound 98th Street, and milling and inlaying the entire intersection. 

Councilor Peña stated, “We have been focusing on increasing road safety, and this intersection is one of numerous upcoming projects to improve the safety for drivers and pedestrians in our community. Thank you to our Department of Municipal Development for their efficient and effective work to improve the safety of this intersection.”

In the coming years, two other intersections in Southwest Albuquerque will be rebuilt. 98th and Gibson will be completely re-built. Also, 98th and Benavides will be re-built and include a multi-lane roundabout.

“Southwest Albuquerque has more and more community members calling that part of the city home,” said Department of Municipal Development Director Pat Montoya. “We are building long overdue infrastructure in this part of the city and helping improving all modes of transportation.”

Design and construction cost for the project was $800,000 and was paid for by developer impact fees. TLC Plumbing and Utility was the contractor for the project.

Councilor Peña 98th and Blake Intersection Improvements