Construction to close exit near Tesuque

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Drivers using Highway 84/285 and the Tesuque exit will be affected by construction over the weekend.

Crews will remove and replace parts of the bridge and improve the roadway.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. Friday and exit 172 will be closed completely.

The highway will be down to one lane all weekend and will reopen at 6 a.m. Monday.

Drivers are instructed to use exits 175 and 168 as detours.

This is a very large construction project and is not expected to be complete until July. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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