Big construction to begin for ART project

City releases construction plans for Albuquerque Rapid Transit project

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Get ready for some big time construction to begin in some Albuquerque Rapid Transit areas.

A.R.T. Construction Sites:

Beginning October 17:
• The north side of the street between Cedar and Ash
• The intersection at University & Central, removing the median
• Median removal between Stanford and Girard
• Median removal between Wellesley and Carlisle
• Median removal between Washington and Monroe

Beginning October 24:
• The Intersection of Coors Blvd & Central
• The median from Atrisco Drive to Tingley Drive
• The median from Tingley Drive to New York Avenue
• The median from New York Avenue to Clayton Street
• The median from Broadway to Locust

Beginning November 14:
• The median from San Mateo to Alvarado
• The north side of the street from Alvarado to San Pedro
• The south side of the street from San Mateo to Monroe

According to the website for ART, heavy construction will begin next Monday through the construction corridor.

That includes removing a number of medians along the ART route. People should also expect to see machinery in the area.

At least one lane of traffic will remain open in each direction during the entire construction period.

All this construction is occurring as the case to stop ART sits in the Court of Appeals. 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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