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ART station upgrades begin to increase safety, construct shelters

Construction on the ART station located at Central Avenue and San Pedro Drive kicks off a series of upgrades to several of the city’s existing platforms.

October 13, 2021

Construction on the ART station located at Central Avenue and San Pedro Drive kicks off a series of upgrades to several of the city’s existing platforms.

A canopy, passenger information screens, seating and trash bins are being installed at the San Pedro platform, matching the amenities at other stations. Work started Monday, Oct. 11 and will continue through early December. The Department of Municipal Development also is installing HAWK signals for pedestrians to safely access the platform.

Thursday, Oct. 14 work will begin on the East Downtown ART station to install a canopy over the platform. Construction during the first week will consist of removing the electrical equipment in order to install the canopy. The station will be out of service during construction. Passengers are asked to board and exit at the nearby #66 stop.

Upgrades to the West Downtown ART station will begin Monday, Oct. 25, with work on the Old Town ART station beginning the first week of November. The stations will be out of service during this time. Passengers are asked to board and exit at the nearby #66 stops.     

Construction on all downtown platforms will take about two months from their initial start dates to complete. Work on these platforms will include new wiring and lighting and reinstallation of existing electronics.

All projects will require ART lanes near the platforms in both directions to be blocked off. Bus drivers will temporarily exit the ART lanes to maneuver around the construction. 

ABQ RIDE is Albuquerque‘s principal form of public transportation, logging an average of 120,000 passenger miles on its buses each day.