Southern Boulevard Phase II Final Design

Quick Facts

Project Manager: Arnell Friedt
Office Phone: (505) 896-8242
E-Mail: afriedt@rrnm.gov
Contract Company: HDR Engineering, Inc.
Cost: $ 2,391,260.60
Stage:  Design 
Schedule: April 2022
Southern Blvd

Southern Boulevard Phase II Final Design included Southern Boulevard from Golf Course Road to Unser Boulevard and is a similar design to the recently completed Southern Boulevard Phase I project from NM 528 to Golf Course Road. The design is funded with City funds (approximately $600,000) and Federal funds (approximately $1.8 million).


This design addresses improvements including: a widened road design for reconstruction of a four-lane divided roadway with bicycle lanes, a multi-use trial and sidewalk, right-of-way mapping, traffic signals, lighting, drainage, and utilities. 


Construction dates have not yet been determined and are dependent on funding.

Public Meeting

A public meeting is scheduled for May 19, 2022 from 6:00pm - 6:45pm.  

This meeting will be a virtual meeting.

To participate in the public meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to the following Webex link:

bit.ly/rrsb-pm2

Meeting number: 2489 817 2827

Password: RRSB (7772 from phones)

To participate in the public meeting by phone, dial: 408-418-9388, and when prompted enter the above meeting number and password.

To complete a survey for Wall Face Design Options, tap or click here.

To see more information about the meeting, tap or click here.

A virtual public meeting to discuss the final design stage was held on Thursday, November 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To access a recorded version of this meeting, email angarcia@rrnm.gov. To download a copy of the presentation, click here.

Additional Information:

Status Log:

  • April 2022: Design documents completed to 90%.
  • March 2022: Pothole drilling to locate utilities complete.
  • December 2021: Pothole drilling to locate utilities in roadway. During this time, one lane of Southern Blvd. may closed for a short period of time. 
  • August 2021: Design documents completed to 60%.
  • June 2021:

    City Project Manger and Design Consultant walked corridor and made initial contact with business owners.  Preliminary Drainage Report complete.

  • May 2021:

    Geotechnical Engineering Services and report complete.

  • January 2021:

    Topographical survey and aerial mapping complete. Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Level B complete.

  • October 2020:

    Programmatic Categorical Exclusion (PCE) was issued by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) certifying the project does not have significant environmental impacts.

  • September 2020:

    Notice to Proceed for Final Design was given to HDR Engineers, Inc.  A kick-off meeting for Final Design was held.

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