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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:

  • Broadmoor Boulevard:  Construction for the Broadmoor Boulevard Project will be from 7:00 a.m -5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and weekends as needed.  Broadmoor Boulevard from north of Inca Road to south of Norwich Avenue, as well as the section of Northern Boulevard to Idalia Road will be closed effective September 29, 2016.  The first phase of construction, from Norwich Avenue to Paseo del Volcan (NM 347) is currently being finalized and will be completed and open to traffic by September 29, 2016.  The residents of Hidden Valley subdivision will need to take Norwich Avenue onto Broadmoor Boulevard and go north towards Paseo del Volcan (NM 347).  The residents of Mirador del Sol subdivision can use Inca Road to access Broadmoor Boulevard and go south towards Idalia Road.  The closure is estimated to continue for 30 days.


  • Grande Boulevard: Construction for the Grande Boulevard Project will be from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  There will be various lane closures.

  • 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 is currently closed from Iris Road to Camino Encantadas.  Residents can utilize Iris Road, Lincoln Avenue, Chayote Road, Campeche Road, and Pasilla Road for detours.  Beginning September 20, 2016, construction on the section of Idalia Road between Camino Encantadas and NM 528 intersections will begin.  For about 3-weeks, both westbound and eastbound lanes of traffic will be shifted to the very southern portion of Idalia Road, while keeping both directions open.  The lane shifts will extend into Camino Encantadas and Oersted Road.  Access to the Sandoval County/Judicial Complex will be through Health Common Road and Oersted Road.  The complex access via Idalia Road will be closed permanently.  After constructing the northern part of the roadway, traffic lanes will be shifted to the northern part of  Idalia Road., and both eastbound and westbound directions will be open to traffic.  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 - November 2016.
    • Notification: Idalia Road is open from the Iris Road roundabout to Chayote Road for local traffic.
    • 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

  • Patching and Crack Sealing:  Work for the Patching and Crack Sealing Project will be from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  The road(s) being worked on are as follows:

    • Water Booster Station at Tank 8:  Construction for the Water Booster Station at Tank 8 will be along Northern Boulevard from 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m, Monday-Friday.  There will be various lane and road closures to allow for the construction.

    • 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:
      • Hydra Road SE (September 20 - September 28, 2016)
      • Lepus Court SE (September 27 - September 30, 2016)
      • Visual of Road Closure PDF.



    Statewide Road Conditions:



    Speed Map:
    • The Speed Map is currently down due to severe weather over the weekend.
    • 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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    Links:

    Department of Public Works   Engineering Division
    2009 Road Improvement Bond   Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)
    Department of Public Works FAQ   Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Right-of-Way Permit
    Department of Public Works Forms   Design Criteria and Standard Details
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    Streets & Right-of-Way Division
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