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Major Intersection Improvements Begin on Wyoming and Menaul

Updates will increase safety for all road users and help traffic flow.
September 13, 2023

The very last traffic signal in the city that hangs from wires, instead of mounted to a metal mast arm, has hung above one of the city’s largest intersections for decades. It will soon be replaced with one of the longest mast arms in the city as part of the new Wyoming Blvd. and Menaul Blvd. intersection update.

“We’re all working to improve safety on our roads in Albuquerque. The updates at this intersection will improve safety for drivers, but especially for pedestrians and others that use the crosswalk on these busy, high-speed, streets,” said Pat Montoya, director of the Municipal Development Department.

The Wyoming and Menaul intersection is one of the city’s largest and most complicated to navigate. When going east on Menaul to southbound Wyoming free right-hand movement, or right-hand turns without stopping, are allowed through Victor Circle. That part of the intersection will be permanently closed to improve safety because free right-hand turns can be dangerous for pedestrians, bicyclists and others. The new intersection will now look and function like most other intersections in the city.

The improvements, which will be completed in stages, will also improve traffic flow on southbound Wyoming.

The construction will also include:

  • Fixing Americans with Disabilities Act deficiencies
  • New fiber-optic cables
  • New traffic signals
  • New street lights
  • Asphalt pavement restoration
  • New signage and striping

Construction began last week and is expected to be completed next summer.