Southern Boulevard Phase II Final Design

Quick Facts

Project Manager: Arnell Friedt
Office Phone: (505) 896-8242
Contract Company: HDR Engineering, Inc.
Cost: $ 2,391,260.60
Stage:  Design 
Schedule: April 2022 - May 2023
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 virtual public meeting to discuss the final design stage was held on Thursday, May 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. To access a recorded version of this meeting, email To download a copy of the presentation, click here.

Additional Information:

Status Log:

  • April 2023: Finalizing design
  • March 2023: Final right of way maps approved
  • February 2023: Second draft right of way maps
  • January 2023: Developing additional Environmental documents
  • November 2022: Coordination with NMDOT
  • October 2022: Proceeding to final plans for Phase IIA.
  • September 2022: Right of Way maps in review. 
  • August 2022: Right of Way maps in development. 
  • May 2022: Second Public Meeting held. 
  • 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.

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