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Traffic Update
This page contains information on lane restrictions that may be present during road construction in the City of Rio Rancho. Information will be updated on this page as it becomes available. Motorists traveling within construction zones are urged to drive with caution and observe traffic control devices. Remember to always wear your seat belt and drive the speed limit.

Current Road Construction:



  • Westside Boulevard Phase II Project:  Road work will can be 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, or even during the weekends.  During road work lane closures will be noted with signs.
    • Work begins: April 6, 2015.
    • Estimated end of work is the end of August 2015.

  • New Mexico 528 Widening Project: Work is done by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and may require roadway lane restrictions between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., Monday- Friday.
    • Final paving will occur in spring 2015 as temperatures allow.

  • Northern and Rockaway Traffic Signal Construction: Northern Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard will be getting a new traffic signal.  The underground work will be completed first, then there will be a suspension of approximately four weeks while equipment arrives before the project can be completed.  Information on this project will be updated as information arrives.
    • Construction will start Monday, March 16, 2015.  Construction work will be Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Construction is expected to be finished by end of June 2015.
    • Please obey any detours, reduced speed limits, and watch for workers near the intersection.

  • Intersection Modification:  The intersections of 16th Avenue SE and Grande Boulevard SE, and 18th Avenue SE and Grande Boulevard SE will be modified to improve sight and safety for motorists.  The intersections will not be shut down, they will be manned by flaggers during the presence of the construction crews.  Citizen cooperation, in attempting to utilize alternative routes, during the construction is greatly appreciated.  The desired end result is for a safer commute for residents in the area.
    • Construction will begin around or on April 6, 2015 and last approximately two weeks.  Construction can be Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

    • 16th Avenue and Grande Boulevard:
      • Approximately 115 feet of partition wall and shrubbery to the north of the intersection will be removed and the landscaped area will be graded to reduce its elevation to within 30 inches of the adjacent road.  This will allow drivers turning off of 16th Avenue SE onto Grande Avenue SE to have a better view of oncoming southbound traffic on Grande Boulevard SE.

    • 18th Avenue and Grande Boulevard:
      • Approximately 79 feet of partition wall and shrubbery to the north of the intersection will be removed and the landscaped area will be graded to reduce its elevation to within 30 inches of the adjacent road.  This will allow drivers turning off of 18th Avenue SE onto Grande Avenue SE to have a better view of oncoming southbound traffic on Grande Boulevard SE.


Statewide Road Conditions:


Speed Map:
  • A real time speed data map has been created for the roads Unser Boulevard (from Westside Boulevard to Paseo del Volcan) and Southern Boulevard (from Lisbon Avenue to NM 528).
  • This map is updated every 5 minutes.
  • Key:
    • Blue is fast (above the speed limit)
    • Green is normal (around the speed limit)
    • Yellow is below normal (below the speed limit)
    • Orange is slow (significantly below the speed limit)
    • Red is extremely slow (traffic is at a crawl)

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