Construction Updates

12/8/2017 - Weekly Updates

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What follows is construction for the week of 12/11/17. Please note the following areas have traffic shifts; commuters should allow extra time to get through these areas and plan ahead to minimize frustration.

ART Bus Lanes: Use EXTREME caution, the bus lanes have been opened in various areas along the ART corridor. Partial service has begun, and the bus drivers have begun training. The general driving public is not allowed in the ART bus-only lane. Drivers are highly encouraged to pay close attention to the new roadway signs.

Station Completion: Now and through the end of the year, there will be traffic control around ART Stations along the construction corridor. Some on-street parking near the areas will not be available while work is being completed. Use caution and proceed slowly when driving by the stations.

Completion Phase and Roadway Striping: As construction is nearing the completion phase, there will be intermittent lane closures and traffic shifts for punch list work throughout the Central Ave. corridor. Roadway striping in various locations will continue. Once permanent roadway striping is in place, traffic control will be minimized. Do not drive across wet paint stripes, and do not pass the follow vehicle.

Signal Installation: This work is nearing completion. Traffic disruptions will occur throughout the Central corridor as signals at intersections are installed. Traffic police will direct traffic at these intersections during installation. Commuters are advised to use extreme caution and must follow instructed directions.

Parking: Parking is not permitted in areas where striping, or other operations are taking place, and these areas are marked with “no parking” and “tow away zone” signs. Vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense if parked in these zones. Drivers are encouraged to look for “no parking” signs throughout the corridor where construction is taking place. Drivers should park in free parking spots on side streets one block north and south of Central.

Camera Installation: This work continues. Daytime work will occur as cameras are installed at intersections throughout the corridor. Directional signal vehicles will direct the driving public around the construction zones.

Traffic Control Barricading: Throughout the construction area, much of the traffic control barricading has come down. Traffic patterns have shifted. Drivers need to use caution and follow the signs, and always stay out of the ART bus-only lane.


Coors to Atrisco will see various work with lessening traffic control in isolated areas to accommodate construction activities. Please use caution.

Rancho Seco to 10th Streets: Various work near 15th street ART station will be taking place. Traffic control will be in isolated areas to accommodate work, please use caution.

Rancho Seco will remain open but will have a temporary closure in the near future to complete striping.

1st at Central: Completion of Alvarado Transportation Center (ATC) station is ongoing. Various lane closures at this intersection, use extreme caution.

Oak St. to Monroe St.: Various lane closures and traffic shifts will exist for utility adjustments, lighting, punch list work, landscaping, and permanent striping.

University: Station installation work continues. Commuters are advised to use extreme caution at the University intersection.

Monroe St. to Louisiana Blvd: Various lane closures and traffic shifts will exist for roadway striping. Traffic control will continue to be minimized and isolated work areas will be in place as needed. Please be cautious.

Laguayra: The platform installation continues, please use caution in this area.


Presbyterian Hospital Area Work: Those needing hospital access are encouraged to reroute to Lead/Coal to minimize construction and traffic related delays.

Old Coors & Yucca Realignment: Old Coors traffic is able to turn right onto Central eastbound and left for westbound traffic, which will be directed to the new travel lane on Yucca Dr.

All construction is weather permitting and subject to change without notice. Additional information can be found on or by calling 505-398-4ART.

Plan ahead with stay updated each week with new construction updates.

Also included in this week's edition, you will find traffic updates with Google Maps, information on ART receiving an award from NAIOP, River of Lights, ART's new mobile app and more.

ART Receives NAIOP Award
The New Mexico chapter of NAIOP awarded Mayor Richard Berry and the Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project Awards of Excellence.
For more information, read the full story on

Real-time Traffic Updates from Google Maps
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ART Construction Updates
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River of Lights
The new ART buses will be giving free rides to the River of Lights on Friday and Saturday evenings. There will be pickup stations at Coors at Central, Yucca at Central and Atrisco at Central.
For more information, go to the event on the ART project's Facebook page.

New Mobile App
The ART Team has announced their new app, ABQRide+. With the app, riders can buy tickets, plan a trip and more.
For more information on ABQRide+, read the full story on

Increased Safety for ART
ART has added security offers, security cameras, emergency 911 buttons and more.
For more information on increased security measures for ART, read the full story on