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Mayor Tim Keller, District 3 City Councilor Klarissa Peña Announce Major Street Lighting Project in Southwest Albuquerque

267 new street lights brighten Westside roadways, neighborhoods.

February 27, 2021

Mayor Tim Keller and District 3 City Councilor Klarissa Peña announced a major street lighting project in Southwest Albuquerque today. Next month, the City of Albuquerque Department of Municipal Development (DMD) will publish a request for proposal (RFP) for 267 new street lights in District 3.

This project will add lights to major roadways that currently go dark at sunset, including Bridge, Tower, Blake, Gibson and more. It will also install 52 street lights along the final leg of the ART route on Central Avenue from Coors Boulevard to Unser, so every street light on Central from Louisiana Avenue to Unser will look and operate the same.

“Dark streets on the Westside are just one more signal that this part of our City was overlooked for decades. We’re setting that right,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “This long overdue lighting is going to make neighborhoods and roads safer.”

“Street lighting has been a major priority for my office,” said Councilor Peña. “Lighting makes our community safer and improves the quality of life for drivers and pedestrians. I want to thank Mayor Keller and the Department of Municipal Development for their work and dedication to this important project for Southwest Albuquerque.”

215 street lights will be installed throughout District 3 in southwest Albuquerque

  • Central Ave. from Unser Blvd. to Coors Blvd.
  • Bridge Blvd. from Central Ave. to Old Coors Dr.
  • Tower Rd. from Unser Blvd. to 75th St.
  • Tower Rd. from Unser Blvd. to Autumn View Rd.
  • Sage Rd. from 98th St. to Unser Blvd.
  • Arenal Rd. from Unser Blvd. to Coors Blvd
  • Gibson Blvd. from 98th St to Unser Blvd.
  • Blake Rd. from 98th St. to Diversion Channel just west of Coors Blvd.

The project RFP in schedule to be available for contractors starting mid-March 2021. The project is estimated to cost approximately $2.8 million, with funding coming from the 1/4 cent transportation tax bond.