The City of Albuquerque wants to upgrade and rehabilitate one of the busiest traffic spots in the metro area: the intersection of Lomas Boulevard NE and University Boulevard NE.
In a Request for Proposals, the city is asking for engineering consultants to reconstruct that intersection, a project that will include the building of new curbs and gutters, as well as sidewalks compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The project will additionally entail new signage and street lighting, not to mention the construction of modern storm drain improvements.
The selected engineer for what could ultimately be a $3 million project will also be involved in public hearings on the upgrade, as well as right-of-way acquisition work measuring around 1,300 feet on University, and another 1,000 feet along Lomas.
Counting turn lanes, Lomas at that intersection is made up of seven lanes, as is University Blvd.
City officials say the intersection, which has not seen an upgrade in more than 20 years, is plagued with crumbling medians and uneven ground, among other issues.
The submission date for the RFP is August 27.
By Garry Boulard
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