Motorists can expect delays to continue – especially in the morning – on the south side of U.S. 550 on the Rio Grande Bridge.
Work will continue on the rehabilitation of the southern half of the bridge over the
Rio Grande, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Crews are expected to complete demolition of the old bridge deck overhangs this month and have already started to form the new bridge decking.
“Motorists traveling in this corridor, particularly during weekday morning rush hours, should expect delays.”
The project is on schedule and is expected to be completed by the end of July 2022.
“During construction, the far right-hand lane (farthest lane south) is closed from east of Sheriff’s Posse Road to east of the Rio Grande
Bridge. Access will be maintained to all residences and businesses.” the department said, in a press release, .
Two lanes of traffic will remain open on eastbound U.S. 550, but “motorists traveling in this corridor, particularly during weekday morning rush hours, should expect delays.”
Crews built a new bridge north of the existing two bridges during the project. The new bridge was built offset from the existing two bridges to keep traffic moving east and west over the river.
For improved safety, the rehabilitation project will eliminate a longitudinal joint that runs east to west between the new bridge and the existing bridges.
Crews will work from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, but may work longer hours and weekends if needed.
For more information: go to www.nmroads.com