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Construction Moratoriums

View information about construction moratoriums in Albuquerque.

During large City construction projects, special events, and during the holiday season, construction moratoriums are instituted to ensure safe and efficient road conditions for the traveling public.

All active moratoriums' duration and span are listed below, including PDF files with maps.

N.M. State Fair  

Effective Dates: September 6th, 2021 through September 19th, 2021

All streets bounded by, and including: a) Menaul Boulevard on the north, b) Pennsylvania Street on the east, c) Southern Boulevard on the south, and d) San Mateo Boulevard on the west, plus key arterial and collector routes commonly used by attendees of this event.

Download: NM State Fair Construction Moratorium 2019 Map

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta  

Effective Dates: September 27th, 2021 through October 11th, 2022

All streets bounded by, and including, a) Roy Avenue/Tramway Boulevard on the north, b) Interstate 25 on the east, c) Osuna Road on the south, and d) 2nd Street on the west, plus key arterial and collector routes commonly used by attendees of this event.

Additionally, the moratorium applies to the Old Town area, the Uptown area (Winrock and Coronado shopping malls), and the Northwest Area (Cottonwood Shopping Mall).

Download: Balloon Fiesta Construction Moratorium 2019 Map

Holiday Shopping Season 

Effective Dates: November 22nd, 2021 through January 3rd, 2022

  • Old Town Area: All streets bounded by, and including, a) Mountain Road on the north, b) 19th Street on the east, c) Central Avenue on the south, and d) Rio Grande Boulevard on the west, plus key arterial and collector routes commonly used by shoppers to this area.
  • Uptown Area: All streets bounded by, and including, a) Menaul Boulevard on the north, b) Pennsylvania Boulevard on the east, c) Interstate 40 on the south, and d) San Pedro Boulevard on the west, plus key arterial and collector routes commonly used by shoppers to this area.
  • Northwest Area: Key arterial and collector routes commonly used by shoppers to this area.
  • Downtown Area: Key arterial and collector routes commonly used by shoppers to this area.

Download:2020 Construction Moratorium Map

Download:2020 Construction Moratorium Letter

Exceptions

The requirements above may be waived for extenuating circumstances, i.e., emergencies, ongoing construction projects, and projects which require immediate excavation.

Waivers may be obtained with a written request detailing the necessity of the project, and require the concurrence of the Director of the Department of Municipal Development.