Southwest Contractor selected this project as a recipient of a Best of 2009 Award. Follow this link for the complete award article: SWContractorBestOf2009
This reconstruction project involved the widening and improvements of I-40 through Albuquerque. The limits of the project, both eastbound and westbound, were I-40 from just east of the San Mateo Boulevard interchange to just west of the Boulevard interchange. Accommodating interstate traffic was a challenge with weekday traffic flows that exceeded 155,000 vehicles per day through the construction zone. A large flood channel exists between the eastbound and westbound lanes which eliminated the ability to shift traffic into oncoming lanes.