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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.


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

  • 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 - May 2016.

  • Southern Blvd. /N.M. 528 Lane Closures:  To allow for utility work to take place, the following lane closures will be necessary:  1) outside lane (far right, westbound) on Southern Blvd. starting at the intersection of N.M. 528 past Pinehurst Road; and 2) outside turn lane (far right, southbound) off of N.M. 528 onto Southern Blvd.  This work is part of the Lift Station #10 Project.
    • Construction is from May 9 - May 20, 2016.
    • Work is Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Water Service Line Replacement Project Phase IV:  Work for the Water Service Line Replacement (WSLR) Project Phase IV will be from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m, Monday - Friday.  Please watch for all construction signs and detours.  The road(s) being worked on are as follows:
    • Greenock Drive SE (May 18 - May 25, 2016)
    • Inverness Drive SE (May 18 - May 25, 2016)
    • Dundee Way SE (May 24 - May 26, 2016)
    • Hermit Falls Drive SE (May 25 - May 26, 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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Department of Public Works FAQ   Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Right-of-Way Permit
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