Big road project kicks off in southwest Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A widening road project kicked off Wednesday morning.

The widening of 98th street began in southwest Albuquerque. This is what city officials are calling the “missing link” between Blake and Dennis Chavez.

They’re adding more lanes to help the flow of traffic through the two main roads. It will soon go from two lanes to four, something drivers had somewhat created on their own out of frustration, forging through the shoulders just to get around.

There shouldn’t be any major road closures during the construction. Officials hope the project will be done by early 2016.

They’ll also add bike lanes, sidewalks and medians. 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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