Construction of the roundabout project at the intersection of Rio Grande Boulevard and Candelaria Road is estimated to cost $1,912,510.80. The majority of the cost is being paid for by federal funds, but there is also some local funding.
Anticipated ScheduleBefore construction on the roundabout can begin, major utilities have to be relocated. PNM began relocating their lines on Feb. 4, 2019 and was mostly finished by Feb. 15, 2019. The Water Authority has to relocate three waterlines, including a 24-inch transmission line, and replace some valves. This work began February 22, 2019. This work will require the intersection of Rio Grande and Candelaria to be closed through early to mid April 2019. There will be an additional three to four weeks of work that will require partial closures of the intersection. After that time, we will announce a construction start date and duration for the roundabout.
The Rio Grande Complete Street Test Project was completed in the fall of 2017.