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2009 Road Improvement Bond
On March 10, 2009, voters approved $25 million of general obligation bonds to be issued for road design, construction, repair and improvements. 

Initially, the city was planning on using bond funding for Unser Boulevard widening, Paseo del Volcan extension, Northern Boulevard widening, 30th Street paving design, Western Hills Drive reconstruction, Nicklaus Drive reconstruction and pavement preservation on roads throughout the city. 

However, due to a bond premium ($500,000), federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding received for the Paseo del Volcan extension, and project bids coming in lower than original cost estimates, the city has been able to use bond funding for more road-related projects than originally anticipated. 

As additional work/projects are performed with road bond funds, content on this Web page will be updated.

Bond funding has or will be used for the following:

New Roads
  • Paseo del Volcan extension (Iris Road to U.S. 550) (partial funding; majority federal funding).

  • Colorado Mountain Road (Idalia Road to Gazelle Road paved with sidewalks)

  • Loma Colorado Boulevard/Paseo del Volcan (construction of Loma Colorado Boulevard from Paseo del Volcan to Laban Road, and construction of Laban Road from Loma Colorado Boulevard to the existing paved portion of Laban Road north of Cleveland High School) .

  • Wellspring Avenue (construction of Wellspring Avenue from Unser Boulevard to Westside Boulevard, which includes left- and right-turn improvements at Wellspring Avenue and Westside Boulevard).

Road Reconstruction
  • Western Hills Drive (aging waterline infrastructure replaced as well with utility funds).

  • Nicklaus Drive (aging waterline infrastructure replaced as well with utility funds).

  • Broadmoor Boulevard (Country Club Drive to Loma Colorado Boulevard).

  • Cherry Road (10th Street to Unser Boulevard frontage road and roundabout construction at intersection of Cherry Road/17th Avenue).

  • Apache Loop project (Apache Loop, Iroquios Court, Apache Court, Chippewa Drive, Chippewa Court, Pontiac Drive, and Cherokee Drive; waterlines replaced at same time using utility funds)

  • 21st Avenue (Golf Course Road to Grande Boulevard).

  • Northern Boulevard (widening Northern Boulevard to a four-lane divided roadway from west of Broadmoor Boulevard to 35th court).

  • Unser Boulevard (part of widening of Unser Boulevard to a four-lane roadway from Paseo del Volcan to King Boulevard).

  • Idalia Road (from Iris Road to N.M. 528) reconstruction (2015) - portion of road bond funds being used as city match to access state funding that will fund a substantial portion of the project work.

Other Road-Related Projects
  • Tulip Road traffic calming (chicane installed east of Rainbow Boulevard).

  • Obregon Road (turn lane improvements related to Enchanted Hills Elementary School).

  • Tarpon Avenue (sidewalk improvements from Wexford Road to Southern Boulevard).

  • Construction of right-turn lane on westbound Paseo del Volcan at 30th Street/Broadmoor Boulevard.

  • Widening Iris Road between Idalia Road and Paseo del Volcan with a paved roadside drainage ditch, which provides a continuous left-turn lane.

  • Street lighting on Arena Drive and Champion Avenue.

  • Temporary traffic signal at intersection of Unser Boulevard and King Boulevard.

  • Lisbon Avenue sidewalk design.

  • Meadowlark Lane and Prairie Sage Way Trail improvement project (widening the existing roadway to allow for bicycle use, replacement of an asphalt roadway buffer area, and new curb and gutter; and work taking place on this trail pertains to drainage control and will include grading, erosion control, fencing modifications, and storm water runoff containment between the trail and the perimeter of the adjacent residential community).

  • Idalia Road improvements (reconstruction of a 400-foot section of roadway near intersection of Iris and Idalia roads; reconstruction of a 470-foot section of roadway at the intersection of Idalia and Chayote road).

  • Widening of Unser Boulevard to a four-lane roadway from Paseo del Volcan to King Boulevard with storm drain improvements and permanent traffic signals at intersections of Paseo del Volcan/Unser Boulevard and King Boulevard/Unser Boulevard).

  • Paseo del Volcan landscaping.

  • Southern Boulevard (N.M. 528 to Rainbow Boulevard) preliminary design - portion of road bond funds being used as city match to access state funding that will fund a substantial portion of the project work.

  • Westside Boulevard construction of a bridge and the approaches for the eastbound lanes, and completion of the top map of asphalt for the entire road length between Unser Blvd. and Golf Course Rd.

Road striping throughout the city:
  • Southern Blvd & 3900 Southern
  • Southern Blvd & Pinetree Rd
  • Southern Blvd & Country Club Dr
  • Southern Blvd & Trevino Dr
  • Southern Blvd & Nicklaus Dr
  • Southern Blvd & Western Hills Dr
  • Unser Blvd & Southern Blvd
  • Southern Blvd & 5th St
  • Sara Rd & Grande Blvd
  • N.M. 528 & Idalia Rd
  • Northern Blvd & 10th St
  • Unser Blvd & Northern Blvd
  • Unser Blvd & Cabezon Blvd
  • Cabezon Blvd & Yucatan Dr
  • Cabezon Blvd & Western Hills Dr
  • Cabezon Blvd & Ricasoli Dr
  • Cabezon Blvd & Trail Side Rd
  • Unser Blvd & Paseo del Volcan
  • High Resort Blvd & Ridgeway Dr
  • N.M. 528 & High Resort Blvd
  • Unser Blvd & Farol Rd 
  • Unser Blvd & Spring Rd
  • Unser Blvd & Abrazo Rd
  • Jager Dr & Dimas Wy
  • Northern Blvd & Loma Colorado Blvd 
  • Northern Blvd & Lowe's Driveway
  • 5th St & 10th Ave 
  • N.M. 528 & Southern Blvd
  • N.M. 528 & Sara Rd
  • Sara Rd & Meadowlark Ln
  • King Blvd & 10th St
  • King Blvd & Wilpett Dr
  • Southern Blvd & Premiere Pkwy  
  • Unser Blvd & Zaragosa Rd
  • Country Club Dr & Oakmount Rd
  • Southern Blvd & Tarpon Ave
  • Southern Blvd & Lisbon Ave
  • Unser Blvd & Wellspring Ave
  • Broadmoor Blvd & High Resort Blvd
  • Enchanted Hills Blvd & Lincoln Ave
  • Unser Blvd & Wexford Rd
  • Unser Blvd & Westside Blvd
  • Golf Course Rd & 19th Ave
  • Ridgecrest Dr & Saddlewood Rd
  • High Resort Blvd & Double Diamond Dr 

  • 30th Street/Broadmoor Boulevard (related to paving this corridor)

  • Design and right-of-way acquisition for Idalia Road reconstruction and widening

  • Idalia Road design (related to reconstruction of intersection of Idalia Road and Chayote Road)

  • Corridor study for Southern Boulevard from N.M. 528 to Rainbow Boulevard (match requirement to receive state grant funding)

  • Lakeview Drive 

  • Nicklaus Drive (formerly 27th Street)

  • Enchanted Hills Blvd. and N.M. 528 intersection

Pavement Preservation
  • Council District 1
    • Sugar Road from Tulip Road to Lisbon Avenue
    • Eaton Road from Tulip Road to Lisbon Avenue
    • Orchid Drive from Idalia Road to Southern Boulevard
    • Pecos Loop to Rainbow Boulevard
    • Atlantic Road from Vancouver Road to Southern Boulevard
    • El Morro Drive from Vancouver Road to Quixote Drive
    • Ivory Road from Baltic Avenue to Lisbon Avenue

  • Council District 2
    • Summer Winds Drive from Spring Drive to (south) Western Hills Drive
    • Summer Winds Drive from (north) Western Hills Drive to Spring Drive
    • Ochre Road from Black Hills Road to Western Hills Drive
    • Suttle Court to Summer Winds Drive
    • Umber Court to Black Hills Road
    • Sienna Court to Black Hills Road
    • Buckboard Road from Chuckwagon Road to Lariat Road
    • Stagecoach Street from Wagon Train Drive to Western Hills Drive
    • Stallion Street from Wagon Train Drive to Western Hills Drive
    • Black Hills Road from Spring Drive to Unser Boulevard
    • Lariat Road from Western Hills Drive to Nicklaus Drive
    • Pine Bough Road from Summer Winds Drive to Spring Drive

  • Council District 3
    • Storm Mountain Road from Panorama Heights Drive to Pinewood Drive
    • Panorama Heights Drive from Broadmoor Boulevard to Nicklaus Drive
    • Seven Falls Drive from Lema Road to Broadmoor Boulevard
    • Rosswood Drive from Parr Road to Bogie Road

  • Council District 4
    • Hermit Falls Drive to Superstition Drive
    • Saratoga Drive from Northern Boulevard to Rockaway Boulevard
    • Sundt Road from Tigris Road to Pat D'Arco Highway (NM 528) 
    • Broadmoor Boulevard from Northern Boulevard to Loma Colorado Boulevard

  • Council District 5
    • Rincon de Romos Drive from Leon Grande Avenue to Antigua Road
    • Rincon de Romos Drive from Sabana Grande Avenue to Leon Grande Avenue
    • La Pinta Court to El Granado Court
    • El Granado Court to Palmas Altas Drive
    • Oakmount Drive from Eastlake Drive to Country Club Drive
    • American Road

  • Council District 6
    • Canvasback Road from Sandia Vista Street to Corrales Road
    • Red River Road from Clearwater Loop to Riverside Drive
    • Spruce Mountain Loop to Willow Creek Road  
    • Sunlight Peak Drive from Willow Creek Road to Spruce Mountain Loop
    • Grande Vista Road from Pat D'Arco Highway (N.M. 528) to Corrales Road
    • Enchanted Hills Boulevard from Torino Hills Road to Pat D'Arco Highway (N.M. 528)

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