Current Road Work

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.
Abrazo Road Project:
The Design Consultant for the Abrazo Road project will be collecting asphalt samples on Abrazo Road between Unser Boulevard and Chessman Drive beginning August 17, 2018 - August 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Please observe any detours and watch for flaggers directing traffic.
Cherry Road:
Work for the Cherry Road and Unser Boulevard Instersection Project will be from August 13, 2018 - August 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Striping for Cherry Road and Unser Boulevard will be from August 20, 2018 - August 24, 2018.
Foxwood Trail ADA Ramp Project:
Work for the Foxwood Trail ADA Ramp Project will be from June 25, 2018 - August 2018 from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Construction areas will be closed sidewalk and some through traffic.
Neighborhood Streets Improvement Project:
Work for the Neighborhood Streets Improvement Project will be typically from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and weekends and evening hours as needed. Please click on the project title for estimate starting dates for crack patching and crack sealing on specific roads.
Montreal Loop Project:
Work for the Montreal Loop Project will be from June 4, 2018 - August 2018 from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Follow all traffic detours.
Rainbow Pond and Downstream Channel:
This project is managed by the Southern Sandoval Arroyo Flood Control Authority (SSCAFCA).  Tulip Road between ARkansas Street and Rainbow Boulevard will be closed to all traffic from August 13, 2018 - September 30, 2018.
Southern Boulevard Phase 1 Project:
Work for the Southern Boulevard Phase 1 Project from NM 528 to Golf Course Road is scheduled to begin in September 2018.

Unser Boulevard:


The concrete lane divider heading south on Unser Boulevard at the intersection of Unser Boulevard and Cherry Road will be removed.  Once construction is complete, Unser Boulevard will have two southbound lanes at the intersection of Unser Boulevard and Cherry; and there will no longer be a continuous right turn from Cherry Road to southbound Unser Boulevard.  Construction will be August 13, 2018 - August 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
US 550:
This project is managed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT).  Construction is from September 22, 2017 - October 2018, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..  Construction Crews will begin gearing up for work daily at 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Water Main Breaks:
  • Please click on the title for more details.
Zaragoza Water Line Replacement Project:
Work for the Zaragoza Water Line Replacement Project will be typically from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, with previous notification of service interruption.  Construction areas listed below will be closed to through traffic.
  • The intersection of Western Hills Drive and Zaragoza Road will be closed from June 31, 2018 - August 28, 2018.  Please seek an alternate route using the Detour Map.
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