After years of planning, the project to improve Grand Avenue has gone out to bid.
The bidding process is expected to take up to two months, and then work should begin after the winter ends. The project is slated for completion in the late summer of 2010.
“The crews will work with business owners to provide access during the project,” said Kenny Lujan, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.
The road should be open nearly all the time, although it may be closed for an hour at times, he said.