ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Starting Monday, the Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation Department will doing work on the medians near the intersection of Fourth Street and Alameda in Northwest Albuquerque. County officials say the work should take slightly less than a month to complete and should only affect one lane in each direction along Alameda.
The reason for all of this will be to tear out old landscaping in the medians and replacing it with more environmentally friendly shrubs. Also, a new state-of-the-art irrigation system is expected to save water and money.
As for how traffic will be affected, crews say one inside lane going east and westbound along Alameda will be closed. Officials say small projects like this one do make big impacts when it comes to helping exposure of certain parts of town.
"It's going to minimize the maintenance responsibility that we have and it's going to modernize the irrigation system," says Mark Chavez from the Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation Department. "Hopefully it'll save water in the long run in addition to being a good entry way into the north valley."
In the efforts of not inconveniencing drivers, crews say they will limit their work to taking place no earlier than 9 a.m. and no later than 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As for the construction on Jefferson and Osuna in Northeast Albuquerque, city officials confirm that project is still on track and should be complete by June 1.
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