Southern Boulevard Phase 1

Project Manager: Arnell Friedt
Office Phone: (505) 896-8242
E-Mail: afriedt@rrnm.gov
Contract Company: Albuquerque Asphalt Inc.
Cost: $  14,633,641.85
Stage: Constuction
Schedule: September 2018 - September 2019
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The City will reconstruct Southern Boulevard Phase 1 from 630 feet west of Golf Course Road to NM 528.  This project improvements will include: a four-lane divided roadway with bicycle lanes, intersection improvements, signing and striping, a multi-use trail and a sidewalk, traffic signals, lighting, drainage, utilities, and landscaping.

Current Traffic Control:


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. Click here to see the most current Detours for the project. 
  • Traffic Notification October 1, 2019: Southbound Sara Road at Southern Boulevard is closed for 7-10 days. Please follow detour signs.

Status Log:

  • November 2018: Storm Drain pipe installation began from Pinetree to Country Club Rd. Utilities installation is ongoing.
  • October 2018: Dry utilities relocated their facilities. The contractor removed existing sidewalk and other obstructions on the north side of roadway. The 8” water line was installed from Pinehurst to 36th Place, and from Pinetree Rd to Country Club Rd.
  • September 2018: Construction will begin on September 24. Contractor will begin with median removal and temporary detour paving.
  • July 2018: The award for the construction contract will be presented to the Governing Body on July 25, 2018 for Advice and Consent.

Business Access Sign Announcement:


Business Owners on Southern Boulevard between NM 528 and Golf Course Road can apply for a Permit for Temporary Business Directional Signs.  Applicants, please review the Policy before applying.

Please send your permit with the subject line: Temporary Business Directional Sign Permit for Southern Boulevard to dpwinfo@rrnm.gov.
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