ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Starting Tuesday major construction on a freeway interchange will affect for thousands of Albuquerque drivers.
That's when the 14-month overhaul of the Paseo del Norte-Interstate 25 interchange begins.
Work on the $93 million project will add a flyover exit northbound, bridges over Jefferson Street NE and other improvements intended to speed traffic and relieve congestion.
Barricades and other traffic controls will start going up at about 7 p.m. Monday and will be in place in time for Tuesday morning's commute.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation said drivers will find:
The left lane closed on the I-25 northbound exit to Paseo;
Westbound Paseo cut to two lanes from east of I-25 to west of Jefferson;
Jefferson reduced to one lane each way just north of Paseo;
The southbound frontage road subject to various one-lane closures south of Paseo.
NMDOT is urging drivers to allow extra time especially during commute hours and to drive with extra caution.
The project can be tracked in real time on the project website, which also has a link to sign up for project alerts.
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