Phase 2 construction for the new UNM Hospital Tower and Patient Parking Structure will begin Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.
Here’s what commuters need to know:
Road Closures – Effective Monday, Jan. 25
- Yale Blvd. between Lomas and Camino de Salud will be closed.
- The outer westbound lane on Lomas Blvd. between the UNMH ER entrance and through the Yale Blvd. intersection will also be closed.
Alternate Vehicle Access – Effective Monday, Jan. 25
- North Yale Blvd. between Tucker and Camino de Salud will reopen for use.
- Access to UNMH/BBRP north entrance (including the current Patient parking structure) will now be available via north Yale and the newly realigned road just south of the IDTC building.
Pedestrian/Bicycle Access Points between Main and North Campuses – Effective Monday, Jan. 25
- Pedestrian crosswalks (aka access points) at the Lomas and Yale intersection will be completely closed during Phase II work until further notice.
- Crosswalks/access points between Main and North Campuses are at Lomas and University, and Lomas and Stanford.
G/Q and Redondo Shuttle Route Impact
- G/Q Shuttle route has been rerouted from G/Q lots to Main Campus using Tucker Ave to University Blvd to Sigma Chi Rd to Yale Blvd to Duck Pond. The shuttle will return back to G/Q Lot from Duck Pond using Yale Blvd to Mesa Vista Rd to University Blvd and enter G Lot off of University Blvd.
- The Redondo Shuttle will be rerouted to Main Campus by using Tucker Ave to University Blvd to Las Lomas Rd and return to North Campus from the Duck Pond using Yale Blvd to Lomas Blvd to University Blvd and enter North Campus on Tucker Ave.
- Redondo stops that will be affected due to the construction with no service are:
- Stop 5—OBS (Observatory stop on northbound Camino)
- Stop 6—I Lot
- Stop 9—Tucker SW (stop eliminated)
The “Where’s My Bus” website and app have been updated with the reroute information.
*Lock Shop and Service Building Access
- Access to the Service Building (204) and Lock Shop (220) will temporarily change due to the UNMH Construction project closing Yale Blvd. and Camino de Salud. Visit fm.unm.edu/temporary-construction-access for pedestrian and vehicle access instructions.
Throughout all phases of construction, steps will be taken to help mitigate potential traffic and access issues in affected area(s). Notifications will be sent out periodically to permit holders to inform them of additional changes, utility outages, parking lot and/or road closures.
Please plan for extra time in your commute and, as always, be aware of workers while traveling in the area.