Sandia and KAFB cooperate to increase base security, improve traffic flow ahead of schedule and under budget
Construction of the 12-month road project on Kirtland Air Force Base, west of the Eubank gate entrance, began Oct. 1, 2019. The purpose of the project was to make security improvements to the military base and to pave a road that provides access to the new NNSA Albuquerque Complex currently under construction.
Because of reduced traffic related to the telework policies put in place due to the pandemic, the project schedule was consolidated and finished ahead of schedule and under budget.
- 25,055 cubic yards of earthwork moved
- 10,000 tons of base course and 11,500 tons of asphalt used to repave existing roadways, pave two new roads and created a shared-use path
- 5,000 cubic yards of concrete used to construct curbs and gutters
- 42,000 linear feet of electrical wire fed for new streetlights and traffic signals
- 0 safety incidents
Click here to view a time-lapse video of the construction project.