Juan Tabo Hills Connectivity Study

This study seeks to analyze ways to improve connectivity from the Juan Tabo Hills community to the larger roadway network and to reduce the amount of cut through traffic in surrounding neighborhoods.

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Virtual Public Meeting #2

Please join us for the second virtual public meeting for the City of Albuquerque Juan Tabo Boulevard Connectivity Study. The study identifies and analyzes potential new roadway connections between Juan Tabo Boulevard and Eubank Boulevard, south of Southern Boulevard. The intent of this public meeting is to present the alternatives analyses and the ranking of the alternatives to the community and stakeholders.

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: GoToWebinar https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4468627873024216332  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Virtual Public Meeting #1

The first public meeting was held via GoToWebinar on Tuesday December 1st at 6:00 p.m. The slides from the presentation are available below. In addition, the audio of the presentation and the subsequent question & answer session are also available below:

The next public meeting will be January 19th 2021, details to be provided soon.

Background

This project’s goal is to identify a more direct connection between the Juan Tabo Hills neighborhood and Eubank Boulevard. Many residents of this growing neighborhood work on Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) or at Sandia National Laboratories. Yet currently, there are no direct east-west connections between Juan Tabo Boulevard and Eubank Boulevard south of Southern Boulevard. The lack of a direct east-west connection between the neighborhood and the base gate requires base employees to take a circuitous route along main roadways or leads many of them to cut-through other residential neighborhoods, such as the Willow Wood neighborhood, that are located between Juan Tabo Hills and KAFB. The resulting traffic patterns are thought to contribute to congestion on the main roads, such as Juan Tabo Boulevard and Southern Bouelvard, or contribute to speeding and high volumes along residential roads within the corridor. The problems are likely to worsen in the near future when the additional homes are completed as part of the Juan Tabo Hills West development, located west of the current subdivision.

This study will document the existing traffic conditions resulting from commuting patterns of Juan Tabo Hills residents and evaluate potential alternative connections to improve these conditions.

Challenges to developing such a connection include constraints such as existing development (including the South Pointe Village and Willow Wood neighborhoods), topographical and hydrological challenges related to Tijeras Arroyo, and the boundaries of KAFB. To fully understand the issues and opportunities available, the project team analyzed conditions within a Study Area that includes the Juan Tabo Hills neighborhood and the roads that currently facilitate connections between the neighborhood and the Eubank Gate of KAFB. The Study Area extends from Eubank Boulevard and the KAFB boundary in the west to Juan Tabo Boulevard and the Juan Tabo Hills neighborhood in the east. North-to-south, the Study Area extends from Southern Boulevard to the southern edge of Juan Tabo Hills and the KAFB boundary.

Contacts:

Petra Morris, Council Planning Manager, [email protected]

Laura Rummler, District 9 Policy Analyst, [email protected]