Work begins this month on turning the north parking lot of the Blake’s Lotaburger at the intersection of Main Street / NM HWY 6 into a right turn lane from Main Street onto NM HWY 314. This project should facilitate traffic. Expected completion is late April.
Several other road projects are in the works for the Village. The intersection of Courthouse Road and NM HWY 314 is in the design stage of a realignment. Courthouse on the east side will line up with Colonial Avenue on the west side of Highway 314 when the project is completed. This project will be paid for by federal funds as part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program. The realignment work is expected to begin in October 2019 with six months to complete; this is a New Mexico Department of Transportation Project.
Also in the design stage are improvements to NM HWY 314 north from Main Street to approximately James Street. This work on NM HWY 314 will include ADA sidewalks, drainage, and curbing. The Village hopes to continue improvements to NM HWY 314 between James Street and Trujillo Road and then on to Griego. The improvements to NM HWY 314 on the south side of the Village will be completed soon and also include sidewalks, drainage and curbing.
Sequoia Landscaping has the contract to continue the beautification of the Village’s Interstate 25 Exit 203. Landscaping similar to that on the exit ramps off I-25 south and northbound will be placed on the ramps onto south and northbound Interstate 25. There will not be any more monuments like those on the exits.
Work is currently proceeding on the extension of Camelot Boulevard to Morris Road. The construction includes a new concrete ditch crossing, streetlights, stormwater retention, and a new base asphalt roadway.
The Village is working on having a backup waterline. As part of that effort, a waterline will be placed between Silver Lane and NM HWY 314 around the north side of the village to the Rio Grande during the first six months of 2019. Design work is proceeding on the replacement bridge across the Rio Grande in Los Lunas. This two-year project is expected to begin in October 2019; this is a New Mexico Department of Transportation Project.