ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –A stretch of downtown Albuquerque will be getting a significant update in the hopes of slowing traffic and improving safety. Downtown 6th Street has recently received a repaving and is getting new striping to improve safety.

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The street will also be converted from two lanes to one lane from Bellamah to Mountain Road just before Aspen and get a large protected bicycle lane. There will be a 10-foot-wide parking lane on the west side of the street and a new 8-foot parking lane on the east side.

The city says the striping work should be down in the next week.