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December 13, 2019

Main Street Complete Street Project
to Begin January 6, 2020

DATE: December 13, 2019

RE: Downtown Farmington Revitalization – Complete Streets project

The City of Farmington (“CITY”) is pleased to announce that we have contracted with AUI, Inc. (“CONTRACTOR”) via the public bid process to provide construction services for the Downtown Farmington Revitalization – Complete Streets project along Main Street between Auburn Avenue and S. Miller Street in downtown Farmington, New Mexico. This letter serves as your formal project notice.

This large enhancement project includes streetscape improvements, such as increased lighting for traffic and pedestrians, wider sidewalks, removing the signalized intersections and replacing with single-lane roundabouts, new landscaping materials and irrigation system, increased electrical supply to host large events and for seasonal lighting needs, an outdoor speaker system, free public Wi-Fi services, as well as a water line replacement and storm drain improvements.


The CITY values downtown businesses and wishes to avoid impact during the highest revenue-producing months (November and December); therefore, it is the intention of the CITY to commence construction on January 6, 2020, and to be substantially complete on or before November 1, 2020. Substantial Completion for this project shall be defined as open fully without restriction to pedestrians and vehicular traffic.

Work Hours:

All work is to be performed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Sunday – Saturday. However, evening and night work may be necessary. All work is weather dependent and subject to change. See notification procedure below for more information.

Pedestrian Access:

Pedestrian access to building fronts will be maintained throughout construction. When necessary to replace sidewalks, a minimal closure will be necessary and business owners and residents will be notified in advance. The CONTRACTOR is expected to provide temporary walkways across all unfinished surfaces.

Parking and Vehicular Access:

All public parking lots and alleyways will remain open during construction.  Vehicular access between Broadway and Arrington Avenue will be provided for the duration of the project by way of Allen Avenue or Orchard Avenue as well.  On-street parking near active work zones may not be available and BUSINESS OWNERS and PROPERTY OWNERS are encouraged to instruct EMPLOYEES and RESIDENTS to park away from active work zones, thereby leaving the closest parking spaces available for the public. 

Notification Procedure:

The CONTRACTOR will distribute door-hanger notifications to all residential and commercial customers potentially affected by any low water pressure or water outages at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance.  However, for emergencies, notice will be provided as soon as is practical.

Public Communication:

The CITY encourages the community to be informed and engaged with this enhancement project and others, so there are several ways by which the CITY communicates with the public. If you have any questions regarding this notice or the Downtown Farmington Revitalization – Complete Streets enhancement project, feel free to contact the PROJECT COORDINATOR at the contact information below.

You are invited to a Groundbreaking Ceremony to kick off this large enhancement project on Friday, December 20th, 2019 at Noon in Orchard Park.    

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.


Sherry M. Roach
Project Coordinator

Our Goal:

The purpose of this newsletter is to be transparent and open about our plans for this large-scale infrastructure investment with the downtown stakeholders.  We recognize the potential for economic growth that could result from a project of this magnitude, but also the challenges that come.  Additional details on any of the above referenced items are on file at HQ at 119 W. Main or on our website. Feedback is always welcome and participation is always encouraged!

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Contact Us:

Michael Bulloch
Downtown Coordinator & Executive Director for MainStreet Program and Arts & Cultural District

119 W. Main Street
505-599-8442 office
505-716-6057 cell

Sherry M. Roach
Project Coordinator
119 W. Main Street
505-599-8443 office
505-427-1512 cell

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