BERNALILLO ― The New Mexico Department of Transportation is working with the New Mexico Athletic Association to mitigate the effects of expected traffic delays for students and parents traveling to upcoming high school athletic events in Bernalillo and Rio Rancho.
A new phase of a U.S. 550 project began Oct. 28, and the Department of Transportation asks motorists traveling to sporting events to plan accordingly. In order to arrive on time and lesson delays upon leaving the games, NMDOT encourages everyone attending to seek alternate routes when possible.
“The purpose of this construction is to relieve an already-congested roadway,” Transportation Secretary Mike Sandoval said. “We empathize with drivers traveling on U.S. 550 and ask for your patience and understanding.
“We are monitoring signals and traffic constantly and will make ongoing adjustments when necessary,” Sandoval added. “We will do everything we can to mitigate headaches and we appreciate everyone’s understanding. ”