To navigate these projects, please refer to the organizing tabs located below, on the right side of the page.

For a list of current projects, click here. 

Second Street SW Corridor Improvement Project

Project Scope

This project will design and construct a multi-use trail from the Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge entrance to Mountain View Elementary School; reconstruct Second Street from Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge entrance to Desert Road; realign Desert and Second Street intersection; and construct sidewalks along the west side of Second Street. The total project cost is $8.5 million, including design, environmental clearance and construction. The county entered into a project agreement with Federal Highway Administration's Denver office for the Federal Land Access Program (FLAP) fund, on April 1, 2015. Through this agreement, FLAP will contribute 85.44% of total project cost with 14.56% fund matching from Bernalillo County. 

See the presentation given at the Feb. 23, 2016 community meeting.

Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Project Website:

General Project Information

Status | Construction
Contractor | Albuquerque Asphalt Inc.
Design Consultant | HDR
Construction NTP | February 2018
Construction to Begin | February 2018
Construction Completion | December 30, 2018
Funding | 85.44% FLAP funding with 14.56% county matching funds.
Project % Completed | 100%

Project Map

Construction Milestones

  • Wildlife Refuge Entrance Rd. - 3/1/18 to 5/11/18
  • 2nd St. South of Desert Rd. - 3/5/18 to 5/21/18
  • 2nd St. North of Desert Rd. - 3/6/18 to 11/27/18                                                             
  • Desert Rd. & 2nd St. Intersection - 5/9/18 to 12/30/18
  • Pedestrian Bridge over South Diversion Channel - 7/12/18 to 10/29/18
  • Landscaping - 9/27/18 to 12/30/18

Project Contact Information:

FHWA Central Federal Lands
Jason Hutchins, Construction Manager
(505) 977-2257

Bernalillo County
Rodrigo L. Eichwald, P.E., Engineering Manager
(505) 848-1574


Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Project Website:


Project Background

Bernalillo County has worked with the Mountain View Neighborhood over several years to identify needed improvements to 2nd Street SW.

Efforts began with the Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Action Plan (adopted in 2012) which identified the need for safe pedestrian and bicycle facilities connecting to the Mountain View Elementary School, Mountain View Community Center, transit stops, and the Rail Runner Station as well as the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Additionally, a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) prepared around the same time for the neighborhood recommended slowing speeds, limiting commercial truck traffic, and improving lighting. UNM planning and landscape architecture students also prepared a conceptual plan for the corridor in 2012.

The Design and Planning Assistance Center (DPAC) study recommended locating a landscaped multi-use trail on the east between the roadway and the railroad in order to safely avoid multiple street crossings.

Based on the findings and recommendations of these studies, Bernalillo County successfully applied for a $10 million Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) grant to rebuild the roadway, realign the Desert Rd intersection, and add sidewalk and trail facilities.

Click the image below to read the design study.


back to list
Powered by Real Time Solutions - Website Design & Document Management