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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:

  • Fire Hydrant Flushing/Unidirectional Flushing (UDF):  The City will be flushing the Fire Hydrants in the specified area in order to check and maintain the Fire Hydrants.
    • February 8 - February 12, 2016
      • Northern Meadows

  • 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.
    • 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 - May 2016.
    • Notification: Southern Boulevard and NM 528 will have lane closures beginning February 1 until February 5, 2016 for manhole excavation and construction.  The Westbound right lane of Southern Boulevard from NM 528 to Pinehurst Road and the outside left turn lane from NM 528 onto Southern Boulevard will be closed from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Wednesday; and from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Thursday - Friday.  Lanes will be reopened for traffic only on Thursday and Friday before and after construction times.

  • Los Milagros Channel Phase II: Construction for the Los Milagros Channel II will be from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, and weekends as necessary. Please watch for trucks and construction workers in the work zone areas.  Please also follow all construction signs and detours.

  • NM 528 and Westside Boulevard:  There will be emergency traffic signal work being performed at the intersection of NM 528 and Westside Boulevard to repair a knocked down Type I median traffic signal pole.  Work will be from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. today, February 1, 2016.  The following lanes will be restricted: the northbound inside left-turn lane, the southbound inside thru lane, and the westbound inside left-turn lane.  Please look out for workers and follow all construction and detour signs.

  • Pine Road:  Viscom Inc will be installing street lighting on Pine Road from Blue Spruce Drive to Lil Avenue NE.  Conduit and pull box installations will be on Pine Road from Blue Spruce to 10th Street, at the intersection of Alexa Way and Pine Road, and at the intersection of Charles Drive and Pine Road.  There may be shoulder restrictions in those work areas.  Work hours are from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
    • Work is expected to be until the end of February 2016 and is dependent on favorable weather conditions.

  • Sara Road:  Work will be taking place along Sara Road from NM 528 to Southern Boulevard for asphalt coring, soil boring and sampling, and patch repair.  Work will be 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please follow any detour routes and watch for workers.

  • Southern Boulevard:  Re-stripping will be done at the intersections of Southern Boulevard and Golf Course, Southern Boulevard and Nicklaus Road, and Southern Boulevard and Western Hills.  Lanes in both directions will be closed during re-stripping of the crosswalks and stop lines.
    • Work will be February 15 - February 16, 2016.

  • Vargas Road SE: The New Mexico Gas Company will be installing a new gas main extension on Vargas Road SE between 13th Street SE and 12th Street SE.  Some of the work will be on 13th Street SE and 12th Street SE.  There will be road closures for one day on 13th Street SE and 12th Street SE, but not at the same time.  Work will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.  Please follow all detours and watch out for workers.

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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