The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) continues work on U.S. 84/285 just north of Pojoaque between mile markers 182.4 and 183.2.
The scope of the project includes new bridge construction with new on and off ramps, new roadway lighting, and pavement reconstruction for 0.72 miles within Santa Fe County.
On September 3, the northbound traffic on U.S. 84/285 will be detoured onto the newly constructed northbound off ramp and northbound on ramp. The traffic switch will detour travelers off of the main line of U.S. 84/285 during construction of the new bridge deck and placement of bridge girders.
There will continue to be lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The lane closures will be removed at the end of each workday, opening up two lanes of traffic in each direction.
The posted speed limit is 35 mph. Motorists’ speed is being monitored by the New Mexico State Police.
The project is scheduled to be completed fall of 2013 at a cost of $7.5 million. The contractor is AUI, Inc. of Albuquerque.
Drivers are asked to use caution, observe temporary traffic control signing, watch for construction personnel, and reduce speed to the posted limits.
For more information, contact Duane Garcia, NMDOT Project Manager with the NMDOT Pojoaque Project Office at (505)455-9026 or Rosanne Rodriguez, NMDOT District Five Public Information Officer, at (505)476-4245.