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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:

  • Double Diamond:  The New Mexico Gas Company will be installing valves on the gas line on Double Diamond.  Please seek alternate routes during construction as the roadway will remain closed for the entirety of construction.
    • Construction will be 9:00 a.m. on October 26 until 3:00 p.m. on October 30, 2015.
    • Visual of Detour PDF.

  • Fire Hydrant Flushing:  The City will be flushing the Fire Hydrants in the specified area in order to check and maintain the Fire Hydrants.
    • Mariposa Area (September 2 - October 9, 2015)

  • 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 - May 2016.

  • Nativitas Road:  Work will be going on at Nativitas Road between Hapsburg Road and Lincoln Avenue to extend the roadway.  The project will have two stages with lane closures.  The construction company is Franklin's Earthmoving.  Please follow any detours and watch for workers on the roadway during construction.
    • Total construction will be from August 19 - October 30, 2015.
    • Stage 1 will be from August 19 - September 16, 2015.
      • Nagoya Road will be closed at Nativitas Road (use Nacelle Road or Camino Alto Road as a detour).
      • Hapsburg Road will be closed at Nativitas Road (use Oersted Road as a detour).
    • Stage 2 will be from September 17 - October 30, 2015.
      • Nativitas Road will be completely closed (follow the detour route off of NM 528 at Calle Baack Road).
      • Other residents are urged to use NM 528 to get to Enchanted Hills Boulevard and Lincoln.
    • Visual of Closures PDF.

  • NM 528 and Enchanted Hills Boulevard:  The Southbound traffic signal mastarm on the southwest corner of the intersection of NM 528 and Enchanted Hills Boulevard will be changed out.
    • Work will be on Sunday October 4, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • NM 528 Widening Project: Work is done by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and may require roadway lane restrictions between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Monday- Friday.
    • Phase II from Ridgecrest Dr. to Northern Blvd.

Statewide Road Conditions:

Speed Map:
  • A real time speed data map has been created for the roads Unser Boulevard (from Westside Boulevard to Paseo del Volcan) and Southern Boulevard (from Lisbon Avenue to NM 528).
  • 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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