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.

36th Street:


There will be crack patching and crack sealing on 36th Street from August 18. 2020 - August 21, 2020.  Work hours will be from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Only half of the roadway will be closed at a time.

Broadmoor Boulevard: 


Work for Broadmoor Boulevard will be September 2020 – January 2020, typically from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, and weekends and evening hours as needed. Construction includes the extension of Broadmoor Boulevard from the intersection Champion Avenue north to the new Senior Center and the addition of a right turn lane from eastbound Paseo del Volcan to southbound Broadmoor Boulevard.

Dolores Hidalgo Drive:


Work for the Lift Station 1 Rehabilitation and New Force Main, located at 4909 Dolores Hidalgo Drive, will be June 2020 – September 2020 typically from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and weekends and evening hours as needed. A road closure of Dolores Hidalgo Drive at Palmas Altas Drive will be August 24, 2020 - September 12, 2020. Please follow the posted detour.
Lincoln Avenue Phase II Project:
Work for the Lincoln Avenue Phase II Project will be April 2020 - August 2020, typically from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m, Monday - Friday, and weekends and evening hours as needed.
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.
NM 550 Phase 2 Project:
Work for the NM 550 Phase 2 Project will begin October 28, 2019 - June 2021.  This project is managed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT).  For more information on the project, please click the title above or go to www.keepmoving550.com.
Southern Boulevard Improvement Project
Work for the Southern Boulevard Improvement Project will begin June 29, 2020 - August 2020, from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and weekends and evening hours as needed.
  • Phase II: (August 2020 – September 2020), Work Days/Work Hours: Mon – Fri, 7am-7am (24 hrs/day and Occasional Weekend Operations)
    • Beginning on August 24, 2020, the westbound outside lane will be milled for three days.
    • Beginning on August 27, 2020, the eastbound outside lane will be milled for three days.
    • Paving on the westbound outside lane will start from the Fire Station to Twisters on August 21, 2020.
  • During Phase II the intersections of Nicklaus Drive and Southern Boulevard, and Western Hills and Southern Boulevard will be closed during milling operations.  Once the milling of the outside lanes are complete past the intersection, then the intersection will be opened to allow for resident access.
Unser Boulevard Phase 1 Rehabilitation Project
Work for the G.O. Bond Unser Boulevard Rehabilitation Project between Abrazo Road and Southern Boulevard will begin August 31, 2020 and continue through November 2020. Construction will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and weekends and evening hours as needed. Business and residential entrances will be open at all times.
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Ramps and Sidewalk reconstruction will begin in September 2020.
    • Asphalt Patching and Crack Repair will begin in September 2020.
    • Roadway Asphalt Mill and Inlay will take place during October 2020.
    • Permanent Striping of the roadway will take place during November 2020.
Water Main Breaks:
  • Please click on the title for more details.
Westside Boulevard:
Work for the Westside Boulevard construction will begin February 26, 2020 - August 2020 from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, and weekends and evening hours as needed. During this time, Westside Boulevard from Unser Boulevard to 10th Street will be closed.
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