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Author Topic: Albuquerque Area Highway Projects  (Read 9215 times)

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Re: Albuquerque Area Highway Projects
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2019, 11:25:04 PM »

Coors Blvd is pretty much a lost cause. The upgrades along Paseo Del Norte Blvd from I-25 out West are better than nothing. But it sure isn't Interstate quality either. Albuquerque is going to be stuck with nothing better than spot upgrades of busy intersections if there is room to build anything. Some intersections might be able to squeeze in grade separations, in the style of US-60 NW of Downtown Phoenix.

Your earlier comments about "stop light hell" were pretty much spot on.  Spent several days a month ago in Albuquerque, for some work related training seminars.   Had not been there in over a decade.  Everything pretty much has gotten completely jammed up with traffic.   Rio Bravo, on the south side, even though it has been widened, is a complete parking lot in the afternoon.  Three traffic lights, and the rail road crossing for the BSNF and that overblown train.   Just nothing in the way of planning.

So the project that just wrapped up that rebuilt the interchange with I-25 and Rio Bravo didn't fix the traffic mess between I-25 and Broadway, or did it just move the bottleneck further down (west) on Rio Bravo?
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Re: Albuquerque Area Highway Projects
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2019, 11:45:13 AM »

Certainly appeared as if it (the bottleneck) had been simply moved off the Interstate and onto Rio Bravo itself.  Bravo appears as if it has been widened, but still has several traffic signals and the railroad crossing along side Second street.   Lived in the south valley fifteen plus years ago ('00-'04) and it certainly wasn't this bad, then.   Eventually, probably later than sooner, the transportation department's hand will be forced, and they will have come up with some half-baked grade separations. 
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Re: Albuquerque Area Highway Projects
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2020, 08:50:47 PM »

Certainly appeared as if it (the bottleneck) had been simply moved off the Interstate and onto Rio Bravo itself.  Bravo appears as if it has been widened, but still has several traffic signals and the railroad crossing along side Second street.   Lived in the south valley fifteen plus years ago ('00-'04) and it certainly wasn't this bad, then.   Eventually, probably later than sooner, the transportation department's hand will be forced, and they will have come up with some half-baked grade separations.

I speculate they will eventually end up dealing with Rio Bravo in a manner similar to what was done with Paseo Del Norte. A few grade separations between I-25 and the river are not out of the question. Begs the question as to why they didn't grade separate Rio Bravo and Broadway when they redid the interchange with I-25. That would have been the perfect time to convert the Broadway intersection to an interchange.
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Re: Albuquerque Area Highway Projects
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2020, 07:37:46 PM »

Bernalillo County has been moving ahead with the long-planned extension of Sunport Boulevard from I-25 to Broadway on the south side of Albuquerque. The first phase involves work on the I-25/Sunport Boulevard interchange, which began in August 2020. The second phase that will construct the new roadway between I-25 and Broadway is scheduled to be let for bids in early 2021. More info at https://www.bernco.gov/public-works/current-past-projects.aspx?1fc7eb62479a4a568e871b92638de153blogPostId=52e84a84b12f4e9c92a967416e68556f
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