City Councilor Cynthia Borrego Unveils New Street Signage to Calm Traffic

The stop signs light up and flash to help drivers see it at night.

City Councilor Cynthia D. Borrego joined Pat Montoya, Director of the City of Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development (DMD), to unveil newly installed flashing stop signs at the intersection of Paseo del Norte and Ventana West Parkway in Northwest Albuquerque.

The flashing stop signs installation comes after Councilor Borrego heard concerns from numerous constituents, including former State Representative David Adkins. Traffic in this area has grown significantly, creating the need for increased traffic improvements to move vehicles in and out safely.

“We needed to add a stop sign for the increased traffic and the residential neighborhood. We also needed a way to make sure drivers could see it at night,” said Director Montoya about the signs lights and flashing feature.

A DMD study of the intersection concluded that the stop sign would benefit the area and create a safer intersection for drivers and nearby residents.

“As City Councilor for the area, my priority is public safety and while it’s a small improvement, the stop sign makes this intersection safer. I thank Director Montoya and his staff at Municipal Development for their work and commitment to traffic safety and my office will continue to work with them to improve safety all over District 5,” said Councilor Borrego.

The signs cost $14,360 including new striping and the funding came from the Department of Municipal Development’s budget.

Paseo del Norte and Ventana West Parkway Stop Signs