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Traffic Update
This page contains information on lane restrictions that may be present during road construction in the City of Rio Rancho.  Information will be updated on this page as it becomes available. Motorists traveling within construction zones are urged to drive with caution and observe traffic control devices. Remember to always wear your seat belt and drive the speed limit.

Current Road Construction:

  • Enchanted Hills Boulevard and Sprint Boulevard:  There will be a traffic signal installed at the intersection of Enchanted Hills Boulevard and Sprint Boulevard.  The work includes installation of traffic signal equipment, sidewalk and pedestrian ramps, median island work, and signing and striping.  Throughout the project there will be various lane closures on Enchanted Hills Boulevard, Sprint Boulevard, and Montreal Loop.
    • Construction is from: May 9 - August 8, 2016.
    • Update: The contractor has completed all of the pedestrian ramp/sidewalk improvements at the intersection, underground conduits, traffic signal cabinet, power connection, and has installed one traffic signal mastarm. The remaining mast arms are on order and should arrive at the end of the month. While the remaining equipment is arriving, the contractor will not be out working for a period of about 2 weeks. The project will still finish on time.

  • Idalia Road: Construction for the Idalia Road Project will be from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and weekends as needed.  Idalia Road will be closed from Iris Road to Camino Encantadas starting on November 19, 2015.  Residents can utilize Iris Road, Lincoln Avenue, Chayote Road, Campeche Road, and Pasilla Road for detours.  Access to the Judical Complex and Camino Encantadas via Idalia Road will be maintained at all times.  Please watch for trucks and construction workers in work zone areas.  Please also follow all construction signs and detours.
    • Construction is from November 16, 2015 - September 2016.
    • Notification: If the intersection of Campeche Road and Idalia Road is closed then the intersection of Chayote Road and Idalia Road will be open for local traffic to cross Idalia Road for North-South direction only.  If the intersection of Chayote Road and Idalia Road is closed then the intersection of Campeche Road and Idalia Road will be open for local traffic to cross Idalia Road for North-South direction only.
    • Notification to Residents: Please keep away from the construction zone.  There are several pieces of construction equipment running back and forth at the job site, and it is not safe to walk or bike along this area.
    • Visual of Road Closure PDF

  • Lift Station 10: Construction for the Lift Station 10 Project will be 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Please follow all construction signs and detours.  Please also watch out for trucks and workers in the Pinehurst Road and Lost Tree Road area.
    • Construction is from September 14, 2015 - July 2016.

  • NM 528:  There will be construction on NM 528 between Southern Boulevard and High Resort Boulevard.  A street light that was knocked down near Santana Court will be replaced.  For the street light the far right northbound lane will be closed from Sabana Grande to just south of High Resort Boulevard.  A Traffic Vehicle Detection Unit will also be replaced at Sabana Grande.  For the Traffic Vehicle Detection Unit the middle northbound traffic lane will be closed.
    • Work will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Paseo Del Volcan and Broadmoor Boulevard: There will be utility work being performed by Franklin's Earthmoving Inc. at the intersection of Paseo Del Voclan (also known as NM 347) and Broadmoor Boulevard.  Work will be from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m, Monday-Friday.
    • Construction is from May 16, 2016 - September 1, 2016.

  • Southern Boulevard: There will be crack sealing and patch work on all four lanes of Southern Boulevard from Unser Boulevard to Sara Road.  Work will be from 9:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m, Monday-Friday.  There will be various lane closures for this maintenance.
    • Work is from June 12 - August 2016.

  • Unser Boulevard:  A street light will be repaired at Unser Boulevard and Cherry Road.  The southbound through lane on Unser Boulevard will be detoured at Cherry Road to the Frontage Road and then back onto Unser Boulevard at Pine Road.  The northbound left lane will also be closed, but left-turns will be allowed from the inside through lane.  The traffic signal will also be in flash during this maintenance operation.
    • Work will be on July 26, 2016 from 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

  • Water Booster Station at Tank 8 Site:  There will be potholing for a 24 inch water line and other existing utilities underneath Northern Boulevard for preparation of building the Water Booster Station at the Tank 8 Site.  Work will be Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Water Service Line Replacement Phase 4: Work for the Water Service Line Replacement (WSLR) Project Phase IV will be from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m, Monday - Friday.  There will be short periods of water service disruption during work hours.  All affected residents will be notified five to seven days prior to work commencing.  Please watch for all construction signs and detours.  The road(s) being worked on are as follows:
    • Aberdeen Drive SE (July 18 - July 22, 2016)
    • Greenock Drive SE (July 18 - July 22, 2016)
    • Ashkirk Loop SE (July 25 - August 9, 2016)
    • Ashkrik Place SE (July 26 - August 2, 2016)
    • Inverness Drive SE (August 1 - August 9, 2016)
    • Dundee Way SE (August 1 - August 9, 2016)
    • Visual of Road Closure PDF.
    • Notification: Residents on Ashkirk Loop, Ashkirk Place, Aberdeen Drive, Inverness Drive, Dundee Way, and Greenock Drive may be without water from the hours of 12:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m, July 18 - July 22, 2016 due to unforeseen circumstances of the existing service lines.  The lines do not have individual isolation valves on each service line, which means that the main line will need to be shut-off in order to replace the service lines with new copper service line.  See Shut-off Notice PDF.  See Affected Areas of Current Shut-off PDF, blue and red highlighted areas will have no water during specified hours during the specified schedule (see above).

Statewide Road Conditions:

Speed Map:
  • A real time speed map is available for the following roads:
    • Unser Boulevard - Westside Boulevard to Paseo del Volcan
    • Southern Boulevard - Lisbon Avenue to NM 528
    • Westside Boulevard - Unser Boulevard to NM 528
    • Sara Road - NM 528 to Southern Boulevard
    • NM 528 - Westside Boulevard to Southern Boulevard
    • Paseo del Volcan - Unser Boulevard to US 550
    • US 550 - Paseo del Volcan to I-25 (NMDOT Data)

  • This map is updated every 5 minutes.

  • Key:
    • Blue is fast (above the speed limit)
    • Green is normal (around the speed limit)
    • Yellow is below normal (below the speed limit)
    • Orange is slow (significantly below the speed limit)
    • Red is extremely slow (traffic is at a crawl)

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