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NE/SE Connector Road(s) Project Update: Richards Ave. Closed from Dinosaur Trail to Zinnia Lane

Santa Fe, NM – Beginning Monday, September 11, 2023, the contractor for Santa Fe County will begin construction of a roundabout at Richards Avenue, north of the Dinosaur Trail intersection for the NE/SE Connector Project. To safely accommodate the construction, it will be necessary to close a segment of Richards Avenue.

Richards Avenue will be closed immediately north of Dinosaur Trail extending north to immediately south of Zinnia Lane (north of the I-25 southbound bridge). This closure will be in effect for up to 60 calendar days. During this time, Santa Fe County will provide detour and business access signage identifying alternative routes around the closure.

In advance of the temporary closure on September 11, please be aware, that beginning on September 5, earth work will be occurring in the area and flagging operations will be instituted. While a closure is unnecessary for this work, minor traffic delays may occur.   

Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists are advised to seek alternate routes and urged to allow additional time to accommodate the detours.

For additional information regarding this project, please visit or contact Santa Fe County Public Works at (505) 992-3010.

Thank you for your patience, continued cooperation, and please use caution in the work zones.

For more information, contact Olivia Romo, Communications Coordinator, at or 505-986-6224.