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I-25 University Project Construction Continuing; Northbound I-25 Loop Ramp to Close Thurs., Mar. 12, 2020

LAS CRUCES – As construction continues on the $33.3 million, 18-month I-25 University Avenue Project, officials announced the northbound I-25 loop ramp at University Ave. will close on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The closure is necessary so that the ramp and other project features can be relocated to the north, project officials said. Commuters heading east on University Avenue will be able to turn left at the traffic signal to access northbound I-25. Since construction began in January 2020, crews have completed detour paving for southbound I-25, I-25 bridge pier construction in the median, and a concrete box culvert extension south of University Ave. Construction is expected to last about 18 months, through the summer of 2021. The project is designed to add capacity to the I-25 southbound off-ramp at University, reduce traffic congestion and weaving, provide direct connections to Pan American Center parking lots, build two roundabouts for free flow of local traffic, and promote sustainability through recycling and use of energy-efficient materials Individuals can get more information and sign up for construction updates by visiting the project [...]

By |2020-03-10T22:41:17+00:00March 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-03-10T22:22:56+00:00December 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment