I-25 University Project Breaks Ground; Construction Scheduled to Begin Thursday Jan. 2, 2020

I-25 University Project Breaks Ground; Construction Scheduled to Begin Thursday Jan. 2, 2020 Dec. 5, 2019: LAS CRUCES – Officials today broke ground (in a virtual sense) on the I-25 University Project, a $33.3 million, 18-month project designed to improve safety and traffic flow at one of the city's busiest traffic interchanges. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 and last through the summer of 2021. Jennifer Sandoval, a Las Cruces business owner who is vice-chair of the New Mexico Transportation Commission, said she was very happy to see the project getting off the ground. She explained, "We have simply outgrown this very busy interchange. More than 35,000 vehicles travel this stretch of I-25 every day, more than 25,500 vehicles use University Avenue and about 6,500 are on Triviz Drive. So we are long overdue for an upgrade." Local firm La Calerita Construction was chosen to build the project, which is designed to provide the following benefits: Add capacity to the I-25 southbound off-ramp at University Reduce congestion and weaving Provide direct connections to Pan [...]