Turning lanes similar to those for the post office will be constructed in the weeks ahead for the Corrales Recreation Center.
Since Corrales Road is a state highway (Highway 448) the reconstruction of its intersection with Jones Road is being carried out by contractors for the N.M. Department of Transportation (NMDOT). Jones Road leads to the recreation center, TopForm Arena and the growers’ market site.
Village Administrator John Avila said late last month that the intersection re-work is to be completed this month. “With colder weather around the corner, we plan to complete construction in November,” Avila said in his report to the mayor and Village Council October 28.
Long planned, the project had been delayed by a waiver process within NMDOT.
But in an update November 17, Avila pointed out that “the traffic safety approval from NMDOT is the next step our contractor must complete to get started on construction of the Jones Road turn lanes. With that in hand, and the weather cooperating, the project can start at any time. Since the project is, for the most part, located on municipal property, the logistics should be straight forward when the project is started.”