***** PUBLIC NOTICE ******
Dear Downtown Albuquerque Business Community,
The City of Albuquerque Police Department (APD) are expecting protests starting July 31 and possibly through the weekend.
Officers will be patrolling the Downtown area specifically around Central Ave. In an effort to control traffic in the area and to provide a buffer between the business areas, residential areas, and the protestors on Central Ave., streets will be blocked off starting on Friday July 31st at 6:00 PM. Vehicles will not be permitted to enter the area until 6:00 am on Monday the August 3rd.
Friday July 31, 2020
- Protests begins at 6:00pm at 4th St. and Lomas Blvd., road closures will begin at 3:00pm in the following areas:
- 5th street will be closed from Granite to Roma both north and south bound.
- Roma will be closed from 5th St. to 3rd St. Both east and west bound.
- 3rd street will be closed from Roma to Granite north bound.
- Granite will be closed between 3rd and 5th St. both north and south bound.
- Friday’s road closure will end early Saturday morning before 6am.
Drivers in the area may access Downtown via 6th St. or 2nd St. Mountain Rd or Tijeras Ave. are alternate routes for east or west bound traffic. Any vehicle traffic in the above listed road closure area will need to park outside the barricades and proceed on foot to their destination.
Sunday August 2, 2020
- Protests begins at 6:00pm at Civic Plaza, road closures will begin at 2:00pm in the following areas:
- 5th street will be closed from Granite to Gold Ave. in both directions.
- Gold Ave. will be closed from 5th St. to 2nd St. in both directions.
- 2nd St. will be closed from Gold Ave. to Granite in both directions.
- Granite will be closed from 5th St. to 2nd St. in both directions.
- Sunday’s road closures will end before 6:00am Monday August 3rd.
Drivers may use Mountain Rd. or Silver Ave. for any east west travel in the downtown area. 6th St. will be the north south thoroughfare in the downtown area.
While we realize that blocking the streets will be inconvenient, it will provide the ability to properly manage foot and vehicular traffic. It will enable APD to provide a buffer as well as clear lines of sight between the protest and the surrounding area. APD is asking that the public and business owners not park their vehicles in these areas. Barricades will be placed to block off the streets to create this buffer zone.
APD is committed to keeping the community safe at all times.
Please reach out to the City of Albuquerque Small Business Office at 505.768.3730 or Albuquerque Police Department at 505.242.2677 for questions or concerns.
small business office, CABQ