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FAQ

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  • What is the project area?
    The project area is located in the north I-25 corridor in Albuquerque between south of Comanche Road and north of Montgomery Boulevard, including the freeway, frontage roads, and interchanges.
  • How did we get here?
    The I-25 Improved; Comanche to Montgomery project is building upon past studies in the Albuquerque area. In 2011, the Phase IB Alternatives Analysis Study was conducted to document existing and future deficiencies within the North I-25 corridor and to evaluate and refine possible alternatives to address the identified needs. The North I-25 corridor extends north of Interstate 40 (I-40) to Tramway Road interchange in Albuquerque. In 2016, the Supplemental Phase IB Study was updated to reflect the Mid Region Council of Governments' (MRCOG's) 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) as well as completed projects. A Preferred Alternative was selected in this study. To learn more about these efforts, please click the Previous Studies tab.
  • What transportation improvements will be made?
    To see a full list of the current planned transportation improvements, visit the Improvements tab.
  • When can I provide public input?
    A Public Meting was held in August 2021 followed up a formal comment period. To watch the public meeting or to see the presentation, please click here. The project team is always interested in informal comments and feedback. To get in touch with the project, you can email the project at info@i25improved.com or call the hotline at 505-785-ROAD.
  • What is a design-build project?
    During a design-build process, NMDOT selects and hires a team to design and build the project simultaneously. The design-build selection process fosters the most innovative and cutting-edge construction solutions while delivering a quality product for the best value. For this project, the Preferred Alternative for the interchanges identified in the 2011 and 2016 Phase IB studies will be developed to a conceptual level and then advertised for a competitive bid process to select a design-build team to complete the design and construction of the project.
  • When does construction start?
    Construction is anticipated to begin in August 2024 and continue through spring 2027. Click here to view the project timeline.
  • How do I sign up for updates?
    Click here to sign up for real-time text alerts and email updates.
  • What nonmotorized transportation improvements will be made?
    The project team met with the Greater Albuquerque Active Transportation Committee (GAATC) to look at options to improve pedestrian and cyclist access through this area. On both Comanche Road and Montgomery Boulevard, at the I-25 interchange, barrier separated shared-use paths will be added for improved safety for the traveling public. To view the typical sections of these improvements, please click here.
  • Why is NMDOT making these improvements?
    The purpose of the project is to improve the efficiency of the freeway mainline and associated ramp, frontage road, and interchange systems and to update and prepare the north I-25 corridor for continued growth in the Albuquerque metropolitan area. The need for the improvements to the corridor is due to travel demand and congestion, physical deficiencies, and safety issues.
  • Will access be maintained to businesses?
    Yes, NMDOT is committed to working with businesses to provide access throughout construction.
  • Will there be long-term road closures?
    There are currently no long-term road closures planned. However, construction activities are subject to change. Sign up for real-time text alerts and email updates to be the first to know about construction impacts.
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