Council President Cynthia Borrego Unveils Traffic Improvements at Westside Roadway

Traffic improvements along Irving NW and Ventana Ridge NW to help limit number of crashes.

August 24, 2021

Council President Cynthia Borrego and the Department of Municipal Development (DMD) Traffic Engineering Division unveiled new roadway improvements on a troubled stretch of westside roadway.

Council President Borrego and DMD invested approximately $44,000 to improve visibility, slow drivers down and improve roadway education near the intersection of Irving and Ventana Ridge NW.

Roadway Improvements Include:

  • New Street Light - $18,400
  • Flashing Beacons - $24,000
  • Additional roadway signage - $500
  • New Raised Pavement Markers - $1000

Irving and Ventana Ridge NW Road Improvements

“For far too many years this section of Irving has seen way too many crashes,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “I applaud Council President Borrego and our traffic engineering team for working together, with the community members to solve a major quality of life issue for this neighborhood”

“When I was approached in 2019 by residents living at the western end of Irving and saw their pictures of multiple crashes into neighborhood walls and yards, my work immediately began with DMD to find suitable solutions.  People shouldn’t be woken up in the middle of the night to safety disturbances in their yards at this level!" exclaimed Council President Cynthia D. Borrego "The neighborhood did their legwork and supported the efforts with a petition.  With these improvements, we hope to create a safer living environment for everyone."

Reflecting on her, her neighborhoods, and Council President Borrego’s persistence in making Ventana Hills a safer place, resident Sandra Garcia proudly stated, “The strongest people are not hose who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.” 

Community members near Irving NW and Ventana Ridge NW brought the roadway issues to the Councilor and the City of Albuquerque.  The neighborhood then worked closely to ensure traffic improvements eased the safety concerns of residents.