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July 9, 2019
Week of July 8-12, 2019: Crews will be wrapping up construction on Phase I-B by repaving the west side of Rio Grande Blvd. from north of Candelaria to south of Candelaria. Beginning about July 11 or 12, 2019 and lasting through at least the end of July Crews will move to Phase 2 of construction. The following traffic impacts will be in place. Lane closures are indicated in RED on the map...
June 14, 2019
Construction is continuing on the roundabout at the intersection of Rio Grande Blvd. NW and Candelaria Road NW is scheduled to move to Phase 1-B on Friday, June 14, 2019; however the shift could be delayed until Monday, June 17 based on roadway paving. Crews will install new storm drainage and sidewalks on the west side of Rio Grande Blvd. during this phase...
May 24, 2019
Construction is continuing on the roundabout at the intersection of Rio Grande Blvd. NW and Candelaria Road NW. Crews are currently installing new storm drainage pipeline at the intersection, then will backfill and prepare the roadway for construction of center medians. Regular work hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., although crews may work longer hours or on weekends as needed....
May 10, 2019
Beginning Monday, May 13, 2019 and lasting through fall 2019, Cornerstone Contractors will begin construction on a roundabout at the intersection of Rio Grande Blvd. NW and Candelaria Road NW. Regular work hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., although crews may work longer hours or on weekends as needed...
April 26, 2019
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority has finished relocating its water lines at Rio Grande and Candelaria ahead of construction of the roundabout in that area. New Mexico Gas Company is scheduled to repair an old gas line in the area beginning today, Wednesday, April 24. Century Link is also relocating some lines. There may be various lane closures on Rio Grande and Candelaria for this work. We do not have an estimated duration for these construction activities because they are controlled by the two utilities.
April 11, 2019
Beginning Thursday morning, April 11, crews will begin the final phase of construction activities on the relocation of water lines at the intersection of Rio Grande and Candelaria ahead of the construction of a roundabout. During this period, the following traffic restrictions will be in place...
March 31, 2019
At approximately 8 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019, crews will have reinstalled traffic signals at the intersection of Rio Grande and Candelaria for the next phase of construction to relocate water lines and remove old water lines at the intersection.
March 29, 2019
SPECIAL NOTE: Rio Grande and Candelaria intersection will be open as of 3 a.m. Saturday Morning, March 30, 2019.
For the weekend only, the following traffic restrictions will be in place:
1) One lane of traffic will be open on Rio Grande in each direction (north and south).
2) One lane of traffic will be open in each direction on Candelaria (east and west).
March 28, 2019
IMPORTANT NOTICE: There will be a FULL CLOSURE of the intersection of Candelaria Road and Rio Grande Blvd. from
2 p.m. Thursday, March 28 through 2 p.m. Sunday, March, 31 so that crews can remove an old water line. During this closure, NO TRAFFIC WILL BE ALLOWED IN ANY DIRECTION at the intersection.
March 15, 2019
The intersection of Candelaria and Rio Grande closure has been extended through Tuesday, April 9, 2019 due to the weather and unforeseen circumstances. Additional partial closures of the intersection will be required after that time through late April to early May. Crews will be will working this Saturday, March 16, from about 7 a.m. to about 5 p.m. to catch up.
March 5, 2019
The intersection of Candelaria and Rio Grande is closed through Friday, April 5, with additional partial closures of the intersection required through late April to early May. Please note new barricade changes are coming Thursday, March 7, 2019.
February 21, 2019
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Barring unforeseen circumstances, the contractor plans to finish work requiring a total closure of the Rio Grande/Candelaria intersection in about six weeks (by April 5, 2019). Work after that will require partial closures of the intersection.