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University Avenue-Interstate 25 construction project postponed

The University Avenue and Interstate 25 construction project near the New Mexico State University campus, which was scheduled to begin Jan.7, has been postponed for two months.


eral contractor, Albuquerque Underground Inc., is waiting for all supplies to come in.

"The highway department will not allow the contractor to begin construction until all the materials are on the site," said David Bollschweiler, a staff engineer with the Office of Facilities & Services at NMSU.

The project is scheduled to begin March 5 and end by May 28.

The construction will re-configure and re-construct the interchange at University Avenue and I-25. It will include new two-lane on/off ramps for southbound and northbound traffic coming off of I-25. Both sets will be aligned to increase traffic safety and movement. University Avenue going east will be re-configured to have two left-turn lanes and two through lanes at the northbound on/off ramp intersection. University Avenue going west will be re-configured to have one right-turn lane and two through lanes at the northbound on/off ramp intersection.

Traffic signal lights will be placed where University Avenue intersects with the northbound and southbound on/off ramps.

Funding for the project is provided by the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department.

For more information on the construction, call Bollschweiler at (505) 646-7844.