ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The first day of lane closures for the Paseo del Norte-Interstate 25 interchange project went well Tuesday morning with backups forming early for the afternoon commute.
Commuters trying to head west on Paseo found one lane over the freeway closed, which slowed traffic on one of the city's main routes to the West Side and backed up exiting traffic from northbound Interstate 25.
There are also lanes closures on Jefferson Street NE near the west end of the project.
Officials are suggesting drivers avoid the area altogether if the can and take the other river crossings. Of course those crossings are already clogging themselves.
So no matter which way you go, expect delays.
The $93 million overhaul of the interchanged is projected to take 14 months.
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