City of Albuquerque unveils plans to widen Unser & Paseo Del Norte

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – The city held meetings with the public Thursday to discuss proposed improvements to Paseo North of Unser and Unser East of Paseo. The $45 million project would create two lanes in each direction along both stretches. The design also includes a protected bike lane, as well as a separate multi-use lane parallel to the roadway.

The project is in the early stages, and construction is expected to begin at least by the end of 2024. They invite the public to view the plans and weigh in online by November 2nd. “Public involvement is key to these projects and their success, not only for those who support it, but also for those who come and ask questions and can add things that the project may not have considered or elements that we can add.” for that,” said Chris Baca, Parametrix Consulting & Engineering.

Designers say the projects will require the intersection to be moved slightly, which is one reason they’re doing both parts at once. They say it will also reduce traffic disruption times in the area.

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