BERNALILLO, N.M. (KRQE) – The opening for a first-of-its-kind intersection in New Mexico hit some snags on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Crews completed the work on the Continuous Flow Intersection at US 550 and NM 528. The intersection essentially keeps traffic moving without cars having to stop at a signal.

Traffic lights are further back on the east and westbound lanes, increasing the length of the turn lanes. While the intersection was supposed to be completely open on Wednesday morning, traffic was slow through the intersection as crews finished re-striping.

Drivers KRQE News 13 spoke with had mixed opinions on the new intersection. NMDOT does expect it to take some time for drivers to get used to the new process.