Project Phases

PROJECT PHASES

The project will be built in four (4) phases, with completion expected in late 2021. Please note that all construction phases are weather permitting and subject to change. Construction is scheduled to begin on March 16, 2020.

 

During each phase, crews will:

  • Remove existing roadway, curb and gutter, and sidewalks
  • Reinstall or rehabilitate the roadway to correct cracks and potholes
  • Install new sidewalks that are ADA-compliant
  • Install new medians and landscaping
  • Install crosswalks in some areas

 

Work hours will initially be 7 a.m.-5 p.m., subject to change as days are longer. Some work may be done at night. Some existing left-hand turns will be eliminated to keep traffic flowing. Also, crews will not be working on feast days, holidays and other events such as Taos Pride and the Big Dance Festival.

Phase 1: March 2020-May 2021 (including winter suspension from December 2020-April 2021)

taos phase one map

NM 68 Paseo del Pueblo from La Posta Road/Cervantes Drive intersection to Tewa Street/Albright Street Intersection

Reconstruct 4-lane road and demolish the old Scheid Motors building on Los Pandos

Construction is planned in this order:

  • Inside lanes of NM 68 (median will be closed)
  • Intersection of Cervantes and NM 68
  • Southbound driving lanes of NM 68
  • SW Quadrant of Tewa/Albright intersection
  • NW Quadrant of Tewa/Albright intersection
  • Storm drainage at Taolne and Sipapu Intersection
  • Northbound driving lanes of NM 68
  • NE Quadrant of Cervantes Drive and NM 68
  • SE Quadrant of Cervantes Drive and NM 68
  • NE Quadrant of Tewa/Albright intersection
  • SE Quadrant of Tewa/Albright intersection
  • Adding new traffic signal at Camino del Paseo Pueblo Norte and Albright Street

Phase 2: July 2021-Late Fall 2021 (until winter suspension); then briefly in spring 2022.

Taos phase two map

NM 68 Paseo del Pueblo from Tewa Street/Albright Road intersection to Camino Placita/Quesnel Road

Rehabilitate 2-lane road into a 4-lane road

Construction is planned in this order:

  • Inside lanes (median will be closed) to construct storm drainage pipeline
  • Northbound driving lanes
  • South portion of Los Pandos
  • North portion of Los Pandos
  • Southbound driving lanes
  • NW quadrant of NM 68 & Siler Road
  • SW quadrant of NM 68 & Siler Road
  • Realignment of the Siler Road/Paseo del Pueblo intersection
  • SW quadrant of Camino Placita/Quesnel Road
  • NW quadrant of Camino Placita/Quesdel Road

A winter suspension from November/December 2021-March/April 2022 will occur in this phase.

Phase 3: Will immediately follow Phase 2 and will take place in 2022.

taos phase three map

NM 68/US 64 Paseo del Pueblo north of Quesnel Road to Civic Plaza Drive intersection

Reconstruct 2-lane roadway, add new right-turn lane from Paseo del Pueblo to Kit Carson Road with a new median to accommodate eastbound-turning traffic, and add a median on North Plaza for traffic turning right onto Paseo del Pueblo.

Construction is planned in this order:

  • Southbound lane
  • Northbound lane
  • West portion of sidewalk, and curb and gutter
  • SW quadrant of US 64/NM 68
  • NW quadrant of US 64/NM 68
  • West portion of NM 68
  • East portion of NM 68
  • Northern half of Quesnel Road
  • SE quadrant of NM 68/US 64
  • NE quadrant of NM 68/US 64

Phase 4: Will immediately follow Phase 3 and is scheduled to be completed in late 2022.

Taos phase four map

US 64 Civic Plaza Drive to just north of Camino de la Placita

Rehabilitate 2-lane roadway, add right-hand turn lane for northbound traffic to merge onto Camino del Paseo Pueblo north and add a traffic signal at Camino del Paseo Pueblo Norte at the Veterans Highway turnoff to Taos Pueblo.

Construction is planned in this order:

  • The western portion of US 64
  • The SW quadrant of the Civic Plaza Drive/US 64
  • The NW quadrant of Civic Plaza Drive/US 64
  • The SW quadrant of Camino de La Placitas/US 64

Construction will continue in this order:

  • The eastern portion of US 64
  • The left half of Camino Paseo del Pueblo Norte
  • The right half of Camino Paseo del Pueblo Notre
  • Installation of the new traffic signal at Camino del Paseo Pueblo Norte

Note: Final construction activities such as painting, striping and installation of landscaping will occur through the end of 2022.

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