WHERE’S THAT NEW ROUNDABOUT? John emails, “I’m wondering what happened to the roundabout that’s supposed to be put in at 12th and Menaul. The water construction is wrapped up, but the roundabout construction looks like it isn’t going to happen as the intersection is back open. We’ve been waiting years for it, and now it looks like it won’t be happening?”
Oh, it is.
Patti Watson, who is handling information on both projects for CWA Strategic Communications, explains the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority’s “waterline relocation wrapped up Friday, a week earlier than predicted. Both 12th and Menaul and 12th and Matthew are open. The city of Albuquerque roadway improvements project at Menaul Boulevard and 12th Street NW, which includes a roundabout, will go out to bid in March. Construction is scheduled to start this summer.”
And the specifics of the project are coming soon. Watson adds, “We will be holding a public meeting prior to the start of construction in May 2020 to provide details on construction plans, phasing and anticipated traffic impacts. We anticipate the project will take about eight months to complete once construction begins. Anyone interested in receiving more information can sign up for an invitation to the public meeting and construction updates by calling (505) 245-3134 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.”