Main Street Complete Streets Construction for  Downtown Farmington

For Downtown Shopping, Dining, Cultural Attractions, and Events, click here to be redirected to the Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet project’s webpage.

For weekly updates, click here for project progress reports and schedules.

To see a Complete Streets project summary, click here.

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Due to change orders which have increased the contractor’s scope of work, additional work days have been added to the existing contract.  However, the contractor is on target for substantial completion in November 2020 since most of this additional work can be accomplished while roads and sidewalks are open to vehicles and pedestrian traffic.  This work could include finalizing the streetscape improvements, such as installing landscape features, site furnishings and amenities, signage, and other design elements.  

UPDATED: STREET CLOSURE NOTICE - Phase 1 - 6/24/2020

Please be advised that Main Street from Hill Avenue to Allen Avenue will remain CLOSED through Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 to allow for paving operations, pavement markings, and the installation of street lighting and handrails and other public safety features as part of the Downtown Farmington Revitalization project - Phase 1.

This is due to an unforeseen delay in the shipping of materials for the street lighting.  We are pleased to report substantial completion is scheduled only one week beyond the original date and since the contractor was able to start phase 2 two weeks ahead of schedule the contractor is on target for substantial completion in November 2020.  

Allowable Construction Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm*.  The contractor is allowed to work within this time period without prior notice due to the noise ordinance. 

Detours and barricading will be in place.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and park away from active work zones. Landlords and Employers must notify tenants and employees.

Should you have any question regarding this project, please call Community Works at 505-599-1308 or the Complete Streets Headquarters at 505-599-8443.

*All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

STREET CLOSURE NOTICE - Phase 2

Pedestrian access to all buildings and businesses will be maintained.

Please be advised Main Street from Allen Avenue to Auburn Avenue will be CLOSED beginning Sunday, June 7, 2020, through November 2020*, for the Downtown Farmington Revitalization - Complete Street project, Phase 2. 

 Construction Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm*

 Detours and barricading will be in place. Motorists are advised to use Broadway. All public parking lots and alleyways are open and accessible. Pedestrian access to all buildings and businesses will be maintained.

BUSINESSES ARE OPEN!

Should you have any questions regarding this project, please do not hesitate to call the City of Farmington Community Works Department at (505) 599-1308 or Complete Street Headquarters at (505) 599-8443.

 We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

*subject to change

*UPDATED* STREET CLOSURE NOTICE - Phase 1

Pedestrian access to all buildings and businesses will be maintained.

Please be advised that Main Street from Hill Avenue to Allen Avenue will be CLOSED beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, through MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020, for the Downtown Farmington Revitalization - Complete Street project, Phase 1. 

 Construction Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm

Detours and barricading will be in place. Motorists are advised to use Broadway. All public parking lots and alleyways are open and accessible. Allen Avenue, northbound and southbound, will remain open during Phase 1. Pedestrian access to all buildings and businesses will be maintained. 

Should you have any questions regarding this project, please do not hesitate to call the City of Farmington Community Works Department at (505) 599-1308 or Complete Street Headquarters at (505) 599-8443.

 We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

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 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.

Full letter available HERE.

Welcome to the Heart of Farmington

Many of you know that the City of Farmington, the Planning department, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency, and Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet Project (to name a few) have been working on integrating the complete streets concepts in the downtown area, to make the environment more walkable and friendly.  We are working hard to make downtown the HEART of Farmington again!

Please continue to check this page frequently, as we will use this as a method of communication for important meeting dates, information, documents, etc. Also, if you have questions, comments, concerns, or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us using the information on the right.  Additionally, we encourage you to subscribe to the Downtown Newsletter to keep apprised of the enhancements, events, and activities in Historic Downtown!

Placemaking: What is it?

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well being.

As both an overarching idea and a hands-on approach for improving a neighborhood, city, or region, placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the HEART of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.

Simply put, PLACEMAKING is creating places that people want to spend time in.

Vision: Creating a “Social Living Room.”

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