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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:

  • Enchanted Hills Boulevard and Sprint Boulevard:  There will be a traffic signal installed at the intersection of Enchanted Hills Boulevard and Sprint Boulevard.  The work includes installation of traffic signal equipment, sidewalk and pedestrian ramps, median island work, and signing and striping.  Throughout the project there will be various lane closures on Enchanted Hills Boulevard, Sprint Boulevard, and Montreal Loop.
    • Construction is from: May 9 - August 8, 2016.


  • Idalia Road: Construction for the Idalia Road Project will be from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and weekends as needed.  Idalia Road will be closed from Iris Road to Camino Encantadas starting on November 19, 2015.  Residents can utilize Iris Road, Lincoln Avenue, Chayote Road, Campeche Road, and Pasilla Road for detours.  Access to the Judical Complex and Camino Encantadas via Idalia Road will be maintained at all times.  Please watch for trucks and construction workers in work zone areas.  Please also follow all construction signs and detours.
    • Construction is from November 16, 2015 - September 2016.
    • Notification: If the intersection of Campeche Road and Idalia Road is closed then the intersection of Chayote Road and Idalia Road will be open for local traffic to cross Idalia Road for North-South direction only.  If the intersection of Chayote Road and Idalia Road is closed then the intersection of Campeche Road and Idalia Road will be open for local traffic to cross Idalia Road for North-South direction only.
    • Notification to Residents: Please keep away from the construction zone.  There are several pieces of construction equipment running back and forth at the job site, and it is not safe to walk or bike along this area.
    • Visual of Road Closure PDF

  • Lift Station 10: Construction for the Lift Station 10 Project will be 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Please follow all construction signs and detours.  Please also watch out for trucks and workers in the Pinehurst Road and Lost Tree Road area.
    • Construction is from September 14, 2015 - June 2016.

  • Long Line Striping: There will be striping on various roadways within Rio Rancho.  Striping will be 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m, Monday-Friday.  Please follow all construction signs and detours.
    • Construction is from June 27 - July 1, 2016.
    • Willow Creek Road from Riverside Drive to NM 528
    • Honduras Road from NM 528 to Riverside Drive
    • Minor intersection striping at Unser Boulevard and Westside Boulevard (northbound and southbound left turn movements only)
    • Broadmoor Boulevard from Country Club Drive to Northern Boulevard.

  • NM 550 and Paseo Del Volcan: There will be a traffic signal installed at the intersection of NM 550 and Paseo Del Volcan.  Work is being performed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and thier contractor MWI, Inc.  Work will be from 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m, Monday-Friday.
    • Construction is from June 13 2016 - July 1, 2016.

  • Paseo Del Volcan and Broadmoor Boulevard: There will be utility work being performed by Franklin's Earthmoving Inc. at the intersection of Paseo Del Voclan (also known as NM 347) and Broadmoor Boulevard.  Work will be from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m, Monday-Friday.
    • Construction is from May 16, 2016 - September 1, 2016.

  • Patching and Crack Sealing:  Crack sealing, crack patching, and striping will be from 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m, Monday-Friday, for the Patching and Crack Sealing Project.  There will be various lane closures for this project.

  • Southern Boulevard: There will be crack sealing and patch work on all four lanes of Southern Boulevard from Unser Boulevard to Sara Road.  Work will be from 9:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m, Monday-Friday.  There will be various lane closures for this maintenance.
    • Work is from June 12 - August 2016.

  • Water Service Line Replacement Phase 4  Work for the Water Service Line Replacement (WSLR) Project Phase IV will be from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m, Monday - Friday.  There will be short periods of water service disruption during work hours.  All affected residents will be notified five to seven days prior to work commencing.  Please watch for all construction signs and detours.  The road(s) being worked on are as follows:
    • Mirage Court SE (July 5 - July 12, 2016)
    • Valley Vista Court SE (July 5 - July 12, 2016)
    • Visual of Road Closure PDF.


Statewide Road Conditions:



Speed Map:
  • A real time speed map is available for the following roads:
    • Unser Boulevard - Westside Boulevard to Paseo del Volcan
    • Southern Boulevard - Lisbon Avenue to NM 528
    • Westside Boulevard - Unser Boulevard to NM 528
    • Sara Road - NM 528 to Southern Boulevard
    • NM 528 - Westside Boulevard to Southern Boulevard
    • Paseo del Volcan - Unser Boulevard to US 550
    • US 550 - Paseo del Volcan to I-25 (NMDOT Data)

  • 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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Links:

Department of Public Works   Engineering Division
2009 Road Improvement Bond   Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)
Department of Public Works FAQ   Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Right-of-Way Permit
Department of Public Works Forms   Design Criteria and Standard Details
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