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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Los Ranchos Station Parking Expansion Complete

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Rio Metro recently completed construction of parking and pedestrian improvements at the Los Ranchos/Journal Center Rail Runner Station. The new parking lot will open to the public on Monday, December 23, 2019. The primary purpose of this project was to increase the parking capacity at one of the most popular park-and-ride based stations.

Project Location

The new parking lot is located at the northwest corner of El Pueblo Rd. and the railroad tracks, on the opposite side of the tracks from the existing station.

Improvements

Improvements included a 130-space parking lot with lighting, security cameras, fencing, landscaping, and drainage. For the benefit of pedestrians, a six-foot wide sidewalk was constructed along the north side of El Pueblo Rd. and extended through the railroad crossing, where relocated crossing gates provide additional protection. A new multi-use trail also connects the parking lot to the existing Paseo del Norte Trail to the north. Finally, the number of ADA-accessible parking spaces was increased in the original parking lot because it is closer to the platform.

The project was designed by Bohannan-Huston and constructed by Star Paving at a cost of $773,623.94.

Questions

For more information, please contact Rio Metro Customer Service at riometro@mrcog-nm.gov or (866) 795-7245.

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