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2/17/2017 - Update for Week of 2/20/17

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The scheduled construction traffic plan for the week of 2/20/17 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: Intersection work began 2/6/17 and is expected to last approximately 3 weeks. 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: Intersection work began 2/15/17 and is expected to last approximately 2-3 weeks. 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 Old Coors Boulevard - Eastbound. One Eastbound left lane closed. Two Westbound lane and one Eastbound lane remain open.
• Coors to 64th – Median. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane are closed. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane remain open.
• Coors and Central Intersection – Coors Northbound one lane through intersection. Intersection open, expect delays.
• Old Coors to 47th – Westbound. One Westbound lane closed. Two Eastbound lanes and one Westbound lane remain open.

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

Old Town Area
• Atrisco to New York - Westbound. Right Westbound lane closed. Two Westbound and three Eastbound lanes remain open.
• Clayton to Rancho Seco - Median. One lane closed Eastbound and Westbound. One lane in each direction remains open.
• Rio Grande from Hollywood to Central – Center lanes. One left Eastbound lane and one Westbound lane closed.
• Rancho Seco to 14th. Lane closures affecting turn lane and parking lanes, one lane will remain open in each direction.
• 14th to 10th Street. Lane closures affecting turn lane and parking lanes, one lane will remain open in each direction.
• 12th Street at Central is closed. Follow detour signs.

Available Left Turns:
Westbound Atrisco
Eastbound 13th St.
East & Westbound 40th
Eastbound 12th St.
Westbound Tingley
Eastbound 11th St
Westbound New York
Eastbound 10th St.
East & Westbound Laguna
Westbound 14th St.
Westbound 15th St.

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.
• Walter and Central Intersection. Traffic shift to accommodate work. Intersection remains open, expect delays.

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

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.
• Stanford to Yale – Median. Eastbound left lane and Westbound left lane closed. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane remain open.
• Yale & Central Intersection – Traffic shift to accommodate work. Intersection open, expect delays.
• Stanford to Girard – Eastbound. Eastbound right lane. One Eastbound lane and two Westbound lanes remain open.
• Girard to Wellesley - Median. Eastbound left lane and Westbound left lane closed. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane remain open.
• Carlisle to Morningside - Median. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane are closed. One Eastbound and one Westbound lane remain open.
• Central & Washington Intersection. Traffic shift to accommodate work. Intersection open, expect delays.
• 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.

Available Left Turns:
East & Westbound Cedar
East & Westbound Yale
East & Westbound Stanford
East & Westbound Columbia
East & Westbound Princeton
East & Westbound Vassar
East & Westbound Girard
East & Westbound Wellesley
East & Westbound Carlisle
Westbound Adams
Westbound Jefferson
Westbound Madison
East & Westbound Monroe

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 at Central – Intersection. Northbound and Southbound. Northbound right lane closed and Southbound right lane closed. One Northbound lane and one Southbound lane remain open. Traffic shift to accommodate work. Intersection open, expect delays.
• Alvarado at Central – Intersection. Traffic shift to accommodate work. Intersection open, 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. Traffic shift to accommodate work on north side of Central. Intersection open, expect delays.

Available Left Turns:
East & Westbound San Pedro
East & Westbound California
Westbound Florida
Westbound Indiana
East & Westbound Louisiana

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

West Central Area:
47th to 40th - Westbound. Westbound right lane closed. One Westbound and two Eastbound lanes remain open.

Old Town Area Week of February 20-24, 2017
Crews are installing a new 6” line on the south side of Merritt Road from Rio Grande to Clayton. During this work, Merritt will be CLOSED to thru traffic (open to local traffic only). Work at the corner of Rio Grande and Alhambra should be complete within the week.

Nob Hill Area Week of February 20-24, 2017
Crews will complete installation of a 6-inch waterline on the north side of Central between Carlisle and Wellesley. There is no on-street parking in the construction zone. Also, Tuesday, Feb. 21, the right turn lane of Carlisle is closed from just south of Campus to Central.

Central between I-25 and University Week of February 20-24, 2017
Crews are installing a new water line on the south side of Central from Cedar to Maple 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 Albuquerque's economic development, real-time traffic information from Google Maps, ARTBeat events, a Central Ave business spotlight video and more.

$300 Million in Economic Development Along ART Corridor
There has been significant growth along Central Avenue. Projects in excess of $300 million in building permit value have been announced since the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project went into Project Development in 2014.
Download the .pdf of a 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 Canvas Artistry
The upcoming ARTBeat on the Street will be held at Canvas Artistry on February 23rd. Join the fun with good food and live music from Martial Law from 6-8pm.
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 with Jean Pierre Gozard about his business, Le Troquet. If you mention seeing their business spotlight video you can receive 10% off of your meal.
Watch a video on the ART Project's Vimeo page about Le Troquet.

Billboard Campaign Officially Brands West Downtown
The booming businesses of West Downtown are showing off their business community's new name in through a new billboard campaign.
For more information watch a video about West Downtown on kob.com.