New plans for Rio Bravo interchange released

New plans for Rio Bravo interchange released

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A first look at the proposed fix to a major intersection that is notorious for its back-ups has been released.

The Rio Bravo and I-25 corridor has become extremely busy in recent years but has not received a major update in decades.

Thursday night, the Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting to get input on their plan.

As seen in the renderings, there’s a plan to accommodate both regular traffic and the influx of traffic from the pavilion. There would be separate on-ramps for people driving on Rio Bravo and those on University.

Under the plan, drivers would also be able to merge right from I-25 southbound to Rio Bravo westbound without stopping at a light.

People KRQE News 13 spoke with say the project would do more than just help the traffic.

“I think it’s a good idea that they do something like this to prevent those accidents from happening,” Linda Flores, who lives near Rio Bravo, said. “We don’t have no arrow light there or anything and there’s just accidents there all the time.”

The public meeting is between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Mountain View Community Center on Prosperity.

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