The University of New Mexico was recently notified that Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) construction is ending soon, but finishing touches require “on the fly” changes to construction schedules.

“As we push to the end of the project, we'll change plans on the fly if we see the ability to pick-up time or be more efficient in getting the remaining work completed,” said Doug Harned, project manager with Bradbury Stamm Construction.

During the month of October, several projects will impact traffic flow along Central Ave. and Yale Blvd. as this City of Albuquerque project comes to an end in the University-area.

This tentative October schedule, provided by the contractor, is weather dependent:

  • Central Ave. from Stanford to Girard: Beginning Oct. 6, contractors will begin a landscape installation in this area which should be completed by Oct. 20.
  • Yale Blvd. and Central Ave. intersection: For two weeks, beginning on Oct. 6, contractors will progress from the NW corner to the NE of this intersection to complete curbs and corners. Single and partial lane closures will occur. Mill and overlay of the road surface has been delayed due to an equipment failure, and will begin early next week. Once milling is complete, this intersection will need to be paved which will require a complete closure for four to six hours. More information will be shared regarding the closure of this intersection once it becomes available.

Harned explained that campus goers will experience congestion in this area through the month of October. November work will include striping, signage, and minor repairs, if needed.

It is important to remember that construction fencing and signage is strategically placed to minimize hazards to site workers and the community who nears these zones. The University urges pedestrians and drivers to follow traffic signs, cross roadways in designated crosswalks, and seek safe alternative routes if the usual route has been diverted.

The ART project in the University zone is expected to be completed in late-October 2017.

For more information regarding this project, please visit the ART website.