Archive for August, 2011

Airport Road Safety Improvements Fact Sheet

Monday, August 8th, 2011



  • The project is being done to improve traffic flow and safety. The accident rate on Airport Road is roughly double the state average. A large number of accidents were attributed to turning traffic movements.
  • The project will channelize and concentrate left turning traffic in order to reduce accidents.
  • Improvements include construction of landscaped center medians with turn bays. The medians will be planted with drought tolerant vegetation (xeriscape design).
  • Airport Road was originally designed for lower density population and traffic – as the area has grown, and with the addition of 599 – a redesign was needed to accommodate for greater volumes of traffic.




  • The project began in late July 2011. In the next couple of weeks (mid-August) traffic may be affected by being shifted roughly five feet in one direction or the other.
  • During peak hours, two lanes in both directions will remain open. Though at times, various right lane closures will be set up 1000 feet at a time.
  • The area affected is approximately a two mile long project, from Country Club Rd to Lopez Lane.
  • The project is scheduled for 120 calendar days. The work will be accomplished Monday through Friday from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm; no night work is currently scheduled.



Contact Information:

Desirae Lujan, Project Engineer – 955-6654.
Email: [email protected]

City Conducting Airport Road Area Business Survey

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

The City of Santa Fe is conducting a survey of Airport Road area businesses in order to find ways to help them succeed. During the month of August, representatives will be visiting businesses to ask them to participate.

The survey responses will be used to explore the formation of a South Side Merchant’s Association and to connect them to business resources through the Villa Real Advantage Program.

“Airport Road is a major commercial corridor and the focal point of where many jobs are being created” says Councilor Carmichael Dominguez, “ it is important for the City to listen and assist businesses in this important business area”

This business survey is being conducted as part of a larger City effort centered around Airport Road to promote a healthy, progressive and safe community.



English Language Survey


Spanish Language Survey


For more information, please contact Fabian Trujillo, 955-6912 or [email protected]