The purpose of this project is to connect Broadway Blvd. and I-25 at the existing Sunport Blvd. Interchange and close this gap in the area’s transportation network, adding an additional access route to The Albuquerque International Sunport.
Our Design Build services, spanning over 20 years and winning countless local and national awards have included multi-million dollar projects for new bridge construction, a new 53-mile water transmission pipeline, roadway and infrastructure improvements for a large-scale mountainous terrain subdivision, and forest trail reconstruction with steel bridges and a suspended catwalk in a slot canyon.
The previous Owl Springs Way bridge over the Jemez River was constructed in 1963. The 2019 structure inventory and Appraisal Report indicated that the bridge had a sufficiency rating of 49.99 out of 100 and was classified as “Structurally Deficient”. Over the last decade, the bridge was overtopped numerous times by Jemez River Floodwater, resulting in flooding and closure of the adjacent roadway. The previous bridge was structurally deficient and functionally obsolete and did not provide adequate freeboard to accommodate the river hydrology at peak flow.
Located in Tijeras Canyon just east of Albuquerque, NM a new bridge was constructed next to the existing bridge. The new bridge had MSE walls at the abutments with standard spread footers and a pier with a spread footer as well. This was a steel girder bridge over live traffic, so we had to underdeck the new bridge to protect the traveling public and existing highway. The Tijeras Arroyo ran to the south of the bridge and a new box culvert was placed in the new bridge location.
This interchange is a major gateway into Albuquerque’s South Valley and the Mesa del Sol community that serves approximately 50,000 vehicles per day, including heavy commuter and commercial truck traffic. When the project was initiated, the 45-year-old diamond interchange had significantly outlived its design life and had become increasingly congested and unsafe.