A huge construction project is underway in the metro – impacting drivers and businesses.
The city of Rio Rancho started the Southern Boulevard reconstruction project Monday.
Crews will work on Southern Boulevard from Golf Course Road to NM 528.
The project will create four lanes, a bicycle lane, lighting and more.
Business owners in the area says it’s a long time coming.
“It’s awful. It’s just very rocky, bumpy,” said Sara Ausbon, Flowers & Things. “I think it’s important just because it’s well needed. I mean, it’s well used roads, it’s a main thoroughfare.”
The road will remain open at all times during construction.
The year-long project comes with a price tag of $14.6 million.