Yale to Reopen, Carlisle to Close... Girard is on the list too

I'm sure many of you get the email updates on the Lead / Coal Project...  so I've not been posting every little thing (like when they are installing curbs, or laying asphalt)  but this is big (you can tell because the headline is in red):



Yale Avenue is scheduled to reopen by 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 from north of Avenida Cesar Chavez to north of Coal Avenue.  Work will continue on Garfield and on Bell near Yale for the next 1-2 weeks.



From 8 p.m. Sunday, March 27 through approximately April 26-May 11, 2011, Carlisle will be closed to ALL traffic from north of Coal Avenue SE to south of Garfield Avenue SE in order for crews to install large storm drainage infrastructure.  Traffic is being detoured to Lead and to Girard.  For more information or a detour map, visit www.leadandcoal.com.



March 28-April 1 – Remove asphalt paving from Carlisle, begin installation of storm drainage trunk line and lateral lines

April 4-8 – Continue installation of storm drainage trunk line and lateral lines, begin installation of inlets for storm drainage



During the planned closure of Carlisle from north of Coal to Garfield, beginning March 28, 2011, Bus Route 16/18 “The Bug” will have a special detour:

Southbound busses:

Will head south on Carlisle, then east on Lead, then south on Hermosa, then west on Ridgecrest/Burton, the south on Carlisle.

Northbound busses:

Will head north on Carlisle, then west on Burton, then north on Amherst, then east on Lead, then north on Carlisle.


Temporary bus stops will be located just north of Garfield and just south of Lead on Amherst and on Hermosa.  Regular bus stops located along Carlisle at Ridgecrest, between Garfield and Coal and south of Lead will be closed while construction is taking place on Carlisle.

These detours and temporary bus stops are expected to be in place through the closure of Carlisle, scheduled to last approximately 30-45 days (through April 27-May 12, 2011). For more information, please contact the City of Albuquerque Transit Department atwww.cabq.gov/transit or call 243-7433.



Remember, I'm only the messenger...  





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Comment by Don Brown on March 22, 2011 at 6:35pm
The storm drain part of this project sounds needed, but vague notions of beautifying and slowing traffic continue to concern me. I hope it's worth it once everything is said and done. This must be brutal for businesses all along the Lead/Coal corridor, including Ghetto Smith's. Completion is still a year+ away.
Comment by Krista on March 22, 2011 at 8:03pm
but it's ahead of schedule, which is pretty huge! My partner and I are hoping(?) to move into the Lead/Coal mess in a few months--not for the joy of construction, but because we found a pretty sweet place there. I will be more and more reliant upon you, Jesais, for the updates--thanks for posting them!!!
Comment by JeSais on March 22, 2011 at 10:15pm
I'll only post the big updates...   but you are most welcome!  and an early Welcome to the neighborhood!  seems to me if you're looking to their are some good deals to be had around here... probably true for rentals as well.
Comment by Dee Cohen on March 23, 2011 at 6:21am
Let's hear it for the messenger! Thanks for the updates, Dee
Comment by Richard V on March 23, 2011 at 12:31pm

this would have been a good time for the ghetto smith's to remodel and upgrade their appearance. when i visit their other stores in the city, i can't believe they don't bother to improve the store at yale and coal.

as for the road improvements... someone needs to reset the timing of the traffic lights at key intersections, maybe consider turning arrows when going north/south at lead and girard. drivers turning left at that intersection back up everyone else. also, anyone who has attempted to walk across coal at night knows that drivers are not driving at 25 mph, and the only lighted crosswalks are few and far between. there was another nasty accident (not reported on the news) yesterday at carlisle and garfield. garfield has gone from being a residential street to a main traffic artery. the lack of policing in the neighborhood is a joke. so much for the mayor's concern for our safety.

Comment by Benny the Icepick on March 23, 2011 at 12:51pm
Yeah, Richard, I crossed Lead at Buena Vista last night and it was not exactly a pleasant experience.  Standing in the middle of the road as cars whipped past on either side of me, my only protection a row of flimsy plastic tubes.  I'm not especially looking forward to doing that on a daily basis, but I'm grateful I'll only have to put up with it for another year or so.
Comment by Richard V on March 23, 2011 at 12:59pm
yeah, it's bearable. but if the city is waiting for someone to get hit by a car before doing something about it, they are going about it the wrong way.
Comment by JeSais on March 23, 2011 at 1:28pm
Richard, I believe the Ghetto Smiths is one of the highest grossing (and I mean that in terms of a balance sheet) store in ABQ.  No need to upgrade. Most of their income is liquor sales.
Comment by JeSais on March 23, 2011 at 1:29pm
OH. and Smith's is trying to re-do their parking lot, and they are putting in a gas station across the street. I'll keep DCF updated on that project as more info comes in....
Comment by Richard V on March 23, 2011 at 1:36pm
thanks for all the updates!


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