Councilor Cynthia D. Borrego and the Department of Municipal Development Celebrate the Expansion of Paradise Boulevard NW

Roadway Expansion helps residents commute whether on foot, bicycle, or vehicle.

October 1, 2020

District 5 City Councilor Cynthia D. Borrego and the Department of Municipal Development (DMD) celebrate the expansion of and improvements to Paradise Blvd. NW. The Paradise Blvd. NW expansion allows traffic to move responsibly through the corridor while improving access for ADA compliance, pedestrians, and cyclists. The project limits are from Golf Course NW to Eagle Ranch NW.

Paradise Blvd. Improvements

Paradise Blvd. Improvements include:

  • A Multi-use trail on the south side of the roadway
  • A continuous sidewalk on the north side of the roadway
  • Bike lanes
  • New landscaping
  • Additional street lighting and storm drain improvements
  • Additional lanes and additional queuing space approaching signals

“From Paradise to Paseo, we’re making roads safer and breaking the traffic gridlock for Westsiders,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Growth on the Westside out-paced infrastructure investment for years, and this is just one of many steps we’re taking to get traffic on the Westside up to speed.”

"Paradise was once a tree lined street, and remains a main corridor to the Westside.  With this new landscaping, we are bringing back some of its past character.  I am also very excited we are improving Westside traffic flows.” enthused District 5 City Councilor Cynthia Borrego.  “I will continue to advocate for improvements to District 5’s thoroughfares to create better experiences for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.” 

“We love managing projects that enhance a community.” stated Director Montoya  “We feel like everything we do does that in some way, but the immediate benefits of this one project means a lot to our team.”

At a cost of approximately $3 million, Albuquerque’s ¼ cent transportation tax financed the Paradise Blvd. NW project.