Eastbound N.M. 502 traffic this week will encounter alternating lane changes as road crews continue mill and fill work on the inside and outside lanes.
Two lanes will continue to take drivers eastbound during the afternoon commute.
Albuquerque Asphalt construction crews also will begin painting traffic stripes along freshly laid roadways. Painting activities are scheduled to take place during off-peak traffic hours. Drivers are asked to watch out for the shadow car following road-striping crews.
Weather permitting, the schedule for striping is:
- Tuesday Aug. 14 on N.M. 4;
- Wednesday Aug. 15 on N.M. 502 and N.M. 4 ramps; and
- Thursday/Friday Aug 16-17 on East Jemez Road.
The N.M. 4 single-lane hairpin on-ramp at the Y interchange that takes drivers onto Main Hill/N.M. 502 will be closed 1-9 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 22. Drivers must seek alternative routes during this time.
Crews completed installation of a 7,600-foot-long “rumble strip” along the center of East Jemez Road from LANSCE to the east. The rumble strip is a safety measure to help drivers avoid drifting into oncoming traffic.
On Thursday, full-depth reconstruction will move to the outside lane of eastbound N.M. 502 for about a week and a half. Afternoon traffic pattern changes will remain similar to last week’s lane changes but with N.M. 4 drivers using the inside lane of N.M. 502 heading east. Main Hill drivers will continue to switch to the inside lane left of the barrier.
Later next week, the full-depth reconstruction part of N.M. 502 will move over to the westbound lanes. Traffic changes will be communicated to the public.
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