2 - Roadway Typical Sections

Rural Typical Section

The existing roadway typical section at the beginning of the project consists of two 11.5-foot driving lanes with narrow shoulders of varying width, but less than 4-feet wide and tapered pavement edges to the subgrade. This existing roadway section is continuous through the project to Sunset Avenue at MP 204.1 The build alternative would modify the rural segment with two 12-foot driving lanes with 8-foot shoulders and the roadway pavement would be tapered along the edges to the subgrade surface (see above).

The rural typical section maintains vehicle travel lanes while providing shoulders for bicyclists and occasional pedestrian use. The rural typical section would not modify drainage patterns and therefore does not require drainage considerations such as a storm drain or ponding. The rural typical section would also not modify the general access condition to adjacent properties.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Urban Typical Section

The build alternative extends the urban section of the US 60 corridor west. Currently the sidewalk and curb and gutter begin at Sunset Avenue (MP 204.3). The build alternative would start the curb and gutter and sidewalks for both sides of US 60 to coincide with the eastern limits of the rural segment approximately 200 feet west of the intersection with 3rd Street (MP 204.1). The urban typical section would end at Sunset Avenue (MP 204.3). This typical section would also be applied from Ross Avenue to Railroad Avenue. The urban typical section would provide two 12-foot driving lanes with 6-foot bike lanes, curb and gutter and sidewalks (see above).

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Termini Alternative 1

This alternative applies the rural typical section from the beginning of the project at MP 203.6 to MP 204.1, approximately 200 feet west of the intersection with 3rd Street. This rural section would also be applied from Railroad Avenue (approximate MP 204.6) to the end of the project at MP 205. With this alternative, access to the properties abutting US 60 south of 3rd Street would not change from their existing condition.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Termini Alternative 2

 This alternative applies the rural typical section from the beginning of the project at MP 203.6 to MP 203.9, approximately 400 feet west of the intersection with Limit Avenue. Like Termini Alternative 1 this rural section would also be applied from Railroad Avenue (approximate MP 204.6) to the end of the project at MP 205. With this alternative, access to the properties abutting US 60 south of 3rd Street would have their accesses constrained, where ingress and egress would be focused to curb delineated driveways. This alternative would also require additional storm drain containment.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​Central Business District Typical Section

This alternative completes the US 60 corridor with a section designated for the central business district portion of Mountainair, which starts at Sunset Avenue and runs through Ross Avenue. The CBD Typical Section Would provide 2 12-foot driving lanes, bike lanes of 5 or 6-feet, parking lanes which vary from 8.5-feet for parallel parking to 20-feet for diagonal parking, curb and gutter and sidewalks with widths from 5 to 8 depending on yet to be determined configuration (see above). All of the alternatives rebuild the entire width of US 60 from building front on the north side to building front on the south.