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.
Current Projects:
Click on the link above to view all current projects that are in design, right-of-way acquisition, construction, or those by other Government Agencies that are occurring within Rio Rancho City Limits.
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.

Rainbow Pond and Downstream Channel:


This project is managed by the Southern Sandoval Arroyo Flood Control Authority (SSCAFCA).
  • Vancouver Road between Arkansas Street and Atlantic Road will be closed to all traffic from October 18, 2018 - November 30, 2018.
Southern Boulevard Phase 1 Project:
Work for the Southern Boulevard Phase 1 Project from NM 528 to Golf Course Road will be from September 24, 2018 - September 24, 2019.  During construction the speed limit will be reduced to 30 mph.
  • Effective 11/19/18, the construction activities are along the north side of Southern Boulevard. The traffic has been shifted to the south side of the roadway with one eastbound lane, one center lane, and one westbound lane open to traffic.
  • Effective 12/3/18, the existing traffic signal at 3900 Southern Boulevard will be turned off.  This means that traffic traveling on Southern Boulevard at that intersection will be a free flow.  Traffic entering Southern Boulevard at that intersection will have a STOP condition.
  • Notification: The entrance to Walgreens off Southern Boulevard will be closed due to utility installations from December 13 - December 17, 2018.  Please follow detour signs.
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.
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