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3/24/2017 - Weekly Update

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To expedite construction durations and mitigate impact to the driving public the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) construction team has planned to close the north/south accesses at specific intersections. One lane of Central Avenue in both directions will remain open. All right hand turns will also remain open at the intersections.

North and Southbound Louisiana will be closed beginning Thursday (March 30th) and is expected to remain closed until Wednesday (April 5th). This accelerated construction process will significantly minimize the duration of the work in this busy intersection. Central Avenue is always open, and access to all businesses is always maintained.

Additional construction for the week of 3/27/17 as well as available left turns follows. Please note that the intersections of Rio Grande & Central and Coors & Central are experiencing major traffic shifts to accommodate work in the intersection. Commuters should allow extra time to get through the intersection and plan ahead to minimize frustration.

Rio Grande and Central Intersection: Southbound Rio Grande approaching Central there will be a dedicated right turn lane, one lane which will be for through traffic and left turn traffic. The left turn will not be signalized, expect delays. Eastbound Central at Rio Grande will NOT be able to make a left turn to go north on Rio Grande. Westbound Central at Rio Grande will have right turns onto Rio Grande and one through lane. Northbound Rio Grande traffic will NOT be able to go straight on Rio Grande across Central. They will be forced to turn right onto Central.

Coors and Central Intersection: Coors Northbound traffic approximately 500ft. prior to the Coors and Central intersection will taper into one lane. Near intersection northbound traffic will be allowed one through lane for northbound Coors, two left turn lanes for westbound Central, and one right turn lane for eastbound Central. Intersection remains open, expect major delays for commuters for I-40 and Central Ave.

West Central
• Coors to 64th – Eastbound and westbound lane closures. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane are closed. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane remain open.
• Yucca to 47th – Westbound. One Westbound lane closed. Two Eastbound lanes and one Westbound lane remain open.
• 47th to 40th – Westbound. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane remain open in each direction.
• Atrisco to Tingley – East and westbound lanes. One eastbound and westbound lane remain open in each direction.

Available Left Turns:
Eastbound 63rd St.
Westbound 61st St.
Eastbound 60th St.
Eastbound Estancia Dr.
Westbound 59th St.
Eastbound 58th St.
Westbound 57th St.
Eastbound 52nd St.

Old Town Area
• New York to Atrisco - East & Westbound. Lane closures in both directions, one lane in each direction remains open.
• Central and New York Intersection. Traffic shift to accommodate work. Intersection open, expect delays.
• Clayton to Rancho Seco - Median. One lane closed Eastbound and Westbound. One lane in each direction remains open. Closure scheduled to shift from median work to roadway work midweek.
• Rancho Seco to 14th. Lane closures affecting turn lane and parking lanes, one lane will remain open in each direction.
• 10th Street at Central is closed. Follow detour signs.
• 12th Street at Central is closed. Follow detour signs.

Available Left Turns:
Westbound Tingley
Westbound 14th St.
Eastbound New York
East & Westbound Laguna
Eastbound Rancho Seco

Downtown/EDo
• Copper between 5th & 6th Streets Westbound. Westbound right lane closed. One lane Eastbound and Westbound remain open.
• Copper from 1st to 6th. Lane closures affecting turn and parking lanes, one lane will remain open in each direction.
• Gold between 6th & 7th Streets Eastbound. Eastbound right lane closed. One lane Eastbound and Westbound remain open.
• 1st to Locust – Eastbound. Lane closures affecting turn and parking lanes, one lane will remain open in each direction.
• Central at Oak and Locust Intersections. Eastbound right lane, traffic shift to accommodate work.

Available Left Turns:
East & Westbound 7th St.
East & Westbound 6th St.
East & Westbound 5th St.

UNM/Nob Hill Areas
• Oak to University East and westbound. East and westbound right lane closed. One Westbound lane open and one Eastbound lane remain open.
• Mulberry from Central to Copper – total closure.
• Spruce from Central to Copper – total closure.
• Sycamore from Central to Gold – total closure.
• University & Central Intersection – Northeast Corner. Traffic shift to accommodate work. Intersection open, but expect delays.
• University to Stanford – East and westbound lanes. Center. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane remain open.
• Stanford to Yale – Median. Eastbound left lane and Westbound left lane closed. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane remain open.
• Stanford to Girard – Eastbound. Eastbound right lane. One Eastbound lane and two Westbound lanes remain open.
• Central and Vassar intersection. Traffic shift to accommodate work, expect delays.
• Girard to Carlisle – East and westbound right hand lanes. One Eastbound and one westbound lane remain open in each direction.
• Dartmouth to Wellesley – Westbound right lane closed. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane remain open in each direction.
• Carlisle to Morningside - Median. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane are closed. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane remain open.
• Morningside to Washington – East and Westbound left lanes closed. One East and Westbound lane remain open in each direction.
• Washington to Monroe - Westbound. Westbound right lane closed. One Westbound and two Eastbound lanes remain open.
• Central and Monroe – Traffic shift to accommodate work. Intersection open, expect delays.

Available Left Turns:
Westbound Oak
East & Westbound Carlisle
East & Westbound University
East & Westbound Morningside
East & Westbound Yale
East & Westbound Washington
East & Westbound Stanford
East & Westbound Adams
East & Westbound Girard
East & Westbound Jefferson
East & Westbound Richmond
East & Westbound Madison
East & Westbound Wellesley

International District
• Monroe to San Mateo - Eastbound and Westbound. Lane closures affecting turn and parking lanes. One Eastbound and One Westbound lane remain open in each direction.
• San Mateo to Alvarado – Median. Eastbound left lane and Westbound left lane closed. Two Eastbound and two Westbound lanes remain open.
• San Pedro Intersection. Traffic shift to accommodate work. Right hand turns are maintained, expect delays.
• Alvarado to Louisiana – East and Westbound. East and Westbound left lane closed. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane remain open.
• San Mateo at Central – Intersection. Traffic shift to accommodate work. Intersection open, but expect delays.
• Louisiana at Central – Intersection. North and southbound closures. Right hand turns and one lane on Central available in each direction. Intersection closure expected to last through April 5th.

Available Left Turns:
East & Westbound San Pedro
East & Westbound Louisiana
East & Westbound San Mateo

Water Authority and other Utility Work on or near the ART Construction Corridor

Nob Hill Area Week of March 27-31, 2017
Crews will lay a new waterline on the north side of Central between Dartmouth and Bryn Mawr. The westbound lane on the north side of Central closest to the curb will be closed to traffic and there will be no on-street parking in the construction zone.

Central Between I-25 and University Week of March 27-31, 2017
Crews will tie in the new water line and will connect individual services to the new water line on the south side of Central from Pine to Ash in the same area as ART construction.

All construction is weather permitting and is subject to change without notice. People can get additional information on ART at BRTABQ.com or by calling 505-398-4ART.

Also included in this week's edition, you will find information on the San Mateo Intersection opening early, real-time traffic information from Google Maps, ARTBeat events, Business Spotlight Video and more.

The San Mateo Intersection is Open One Month Early
ART has opened the San Mateo Intersection back up after only 5 days of construction, saving an estimated one month in construction time.
Download a .pdf of the news release for more information.

Real-time Traffic Updates from Google Maps
Do you want to know what traffic will be like on Central Avenue?
Get real-time traffic information from Google Maps.

Construction Updates
Want to know where construction will be this week?
Download a .pdf of a weekly construction update for more information.

Follow us on Facebook
Connect with ART on the project's Facebook page.

ARTBeat on the Street at First Turn Lounge
The upcoming ARTBeat on the Street event will be held at First Turn Lounge on April 6th. Join the fun with live music by Calle 66 from 6-7pm.
Find out more information on the upcoming ARTBeat event on the BRTABQ.com website's events page.

Video: Business Spotlight of the Week
Each week, we're highlighting a business along Central Avenue. Last week, we spoke to the business BE Healthy Corner about the products that they have available in their store.
Watch a video on the ART Project's Vimeo page about BE Healthy Corner.

Nob Hill Business Optimistic about ART Completion
Michelle Schuch, the owner of Schushop located in Nob Hill, said that ART construction has provided them with new avenues to think outside of the box.
Read more information on Schushop's optimism on kob.com.