University Avenue Corridor Study
Working alongside the MVMPO, BHI’s planning team examined opportunities to provide enhanced multi-modal transportation options along the University Avenue corridor. Key issues addressed in the study included physical deficiencies in roadway infrastructure, safety concerns related to multi-modal conflicts, lack of sufficient bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and drainage implications.
Given the multi-jurisdictional component of University Avenue, stakeholders from various agencies were deeply involved in decision-making processes on issues such as right-of-way and easements, corridor conditions, and funding acquisition. Funding was provided through planning funds distributed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the project development process followed the NMDOT Location Study Procedures. The corridor study included existing conditions analysis, preliminary environmental investigations, public involvement, and the development and evaluation of proposed alternatives.
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Client: Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization