Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bottleneck Coming On Eastbound I-40.

Byline: Patrick Armijo Journal Staff Writer

Traffic Under I-25 Squeezing to 1 Lane

Get ready for a mess: eastbound Interstate 40 will be narrowed to one lane under Interstate 25 next month, and officials are asking motorists to stay away except for "essential trips."

Also, the ramp that leads from eastbound I-40 to I-25 northbound will be closed.

The restrictions will be in effect from Jan. 3 to Jan. 10 because of an unanticipated problem.

The I-40 lanes need to be lowered about two feet so semi-trailer trucks can fit under the overpass going up for the new alignment of Interstate 25.

As crews do their work, they will close one of the two lanes going under I-25. …

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