The speed humps on San Francisco Road between Barstow and Ventura are back. After road crews completed repaving work on San Francisco, area residents wondered if the speed humps would return after initially being taken out.
On June 22, it was reported that speed humps would not be installed, but according to Scott Cilke, spokesperson for the Department of Municipal Development, there was some miscommunication. “Ms. Rodriguez was correct in saying there will be no NEW speed bumps installed on San Francisco,” Cilke wrote in an email. “However, as part of the rehab in that area, the crews are re-installing speed humps in the same positions they were originally located [prior to the rehab], but not adding any additional speed humps at this time.”
Crews also painted fresh lines for a bike lane and shoulder parking on San Francisco as part of the rehab work. Although a “Road Work” sign was still in place near Dennis Chavez Elementary School on Friday, it appears most of the work is complete.
Smoothing out the ruts on Wyoming
When asked if the ruts and divots on Wyoming Boulevard between Harper and Spain were still going to be smoothed out, Cilke said, “This is correct.” According to Cilke, “The Street Maintenance Division had some trouble acquiring the necessary materials to complete the overlay, but received some good news this week and should be able to complete the final portion of this rehab in the near future.”
Cilke did not provide an estimated date for the road work or if there will be lane closures, but drivers should expect to see slower traffic when the final portion of the rehab work begins. The hot in-place asphalt recycling along Wyoming was scheduled to be complete in early May, but because of the material shortage, the road was left with ruts and divots, particularly along the middle southbound lane between Harper and Spain. Several drivers aired their frustration on social media, complaining that their tax dollars were going to waste.
Other scheduled road work
Other road work throughout the far northeast part of Albuquerque includes median landscaping, irrigation and concrete paving along Alameda Boulevard from Balloon Museum to San Mateo. Eastbound and westbound left lanes on Alameda between Balloon Museum and Jefferson will be closed during phase 1 of the project. Eastbound and westbound left lanes on Alameda between Jefferson and San Mateo will be closed during phase 2. Lane closures will only happen between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The project is scheduled to be complete by Nov. 30. Contact Aaron Scott of Lee Landscapes at 505-822-8722 for more information on the project.