Sunport Boulevard extension opens Friday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. β€” Nearly two years after crews broke ground on the project, the Sunport Boulevard extension is now officially open Friday.

The extension connects Sunport Boulevard to Broadway and offers another way for drivers on I-25 to get to Broadway.

The project broke ground in late September 2021. Then, they estimated construction would cost $20.4 million.

This is the second phase of renovations on Sunport Boulevard.

Crews completed the first phase in April 2021. That phase was a $1.6 million project to widen the southbound ramp and install signals at the ramp intersections.

The extension will feature a sculpture from an artist who already has a design on a pedestrian bridge over I-40 near Coors and a 20-foot sculpture on the main CNM campus.

In December, the Albuquerque International Sunport reported travel increased by 13% over the last year.