LOSING A LANE ON ALAMEDA: A Rio Rancho citizen emails that “driving east on Alameda, all of a abrupt and with no signage, the adapted lane ends.
“It is chancy to about-face into the larboard lane to abide on Alameda; or to about-face adapted assimilate Barstow and acquisition a about-face about abode to get aback on Alameda is a bit capricious also.”
Our clairvoyant adds that “for this bearings intersections, there usually are signs, for example: Adapted Lane Ends, Adapted About-face Only, Merge Left, or something! Since I don’t go to that breadth often, I usually get bent in the incorrect lane. So far I acquire been advantageous not to account or be in an accident.”
Meanwhile, “going west on Alameda the signs assume to be adapted at this intersection.”
Johnny Chandler, accessible advice coordinator for the city’s Administration of Borough Development, says the administration “has looked at the circle of Alameda and Barstow and we accede that a assurance is necessary. The ‘right about-face only’ assurance is appointed to be installed by the boilerplate of October. We are additionally attractive at abacus some striping in the future.”
AND LOOKING FOR THE PUPPY TRACKS: Meanwhile, Sarah emails that “several above intersections in boondocks – Montgomery at Wyoming, Additional at Montaño, San Mateo at Academy are ones I am accustomed with – acquire had their puppy advance beat off for absolutely a while now. Is the burghal anytime activity to repaint them? I abhorrence for my car every time I about-face left.”
FYI, puppy advance refers to the dotted white curve that advice drivers advance their lane through an intersection.
Chandler explains “the burghal of Albuquerque this year has striped about all above arteries with continued lines. Continued curve accredit to the chicken and white curve forth the roadway. Next striping season, the Administration of Borough Development will alpha installing syms. Syms accommodate the arrow arrangement on the artery as able-bodied as puppy tracks. Striping roadways charge be done back the boilerplate temperature is over 50 degrees. Most striping is done brief and can alone be done during the backward spring, summer and aboriginal fall.”
WHY DOES AN MVD OFFICE TAKE ONLY CASH FOR ITS FEE? Katy asks this afterwards visiting the locally run Motor Vehicle Division appointment in Bernalillo. She says that while the agent would acquire artificial to pay for the transaction, alone banknote was accustomed to awning the office’s $5 fee.
Kevin Kelley, who handles advice for Taxation and Revenue, MVD’s ancestor agency, says “Some borough and canton offices acquire bounded ordinances that accredit them to appraise a accessibility fee on the affairs they action on account of MVD. Those fees about are amid $5 and $100, and are calm alfresco the MVD arrangement and alone from MVD fees.”
And while anniversary appointment can do business as it sees fit, Kelley offers up that banknote does not entail “cumbersome agreements with acclaim agenda processors or deal(ing) with acclaim agenda chargebacks and NSF checks.”
A DIP FROM A DRIP ON PROSPECT NE: Roscoe L. Champion emails that “several weeks ago, I alleged 311 to address a cavern (on Prospect Ave NE about 40 yards east of Juan Tabo) that I anticipation had notable hazard, because it appeared to be accepting added due to cars active over it.
“There is no breach in the pavement,” he says. “It aloof dips – significantly. It is adapted in advanced of a blaze hydrant breadth the pavement has been patched in an breadth 2½ yards by 2½ yards. In the accomplished three weeks there has been baptize present in the dip 24/7. We acquire had abounding canicule in a row with NO rain, so it could not be from rainfall. Runoff does not break in a dip (without) actuality replenished abundant to acquire baptize in it 24/7 for weeks.”
Roscoe explains he ashore with it and “called 311 a additional time, about 10 canicule ago, arguing my case afresh that I accept that this dip is because of an underground baptize aperture of some affectionate that is acerbic the clay underground and acceptance the dip to action with baptize seeping up into the dip from below.”
The absolute affair is “this is a astringent blow cat-and-mouse to appear back addition drives beyond this dip and one caster goes in it with abundant force to collapse it. If that happens, the basic of the caster will be absolutely broken up. Can you animate addition to do article about this afore the blow occurs?”
Crews from the Albuquerque Bernalillo Canton Baptize Utility Authority jumped on the case. Patti Watson explained the day afterwards she accustomed Roscoe’s concern, Sept. 18, that “Water Authority crews went out and advised the breadth this morning, and there is a settlement. They are digging it up to see what the botheration is. If it’s a Baptize Authority affair – i.e., baptize or avenue band – crews will fix it (within the week). It the affair is a storm arising line, crews will about-face it over to the burghal of Albuquerque. Either way, it will get addressed.”
Editorial folio editor D’Val Westphal tackles driver issues for the Metro breadth on Mondays. Reach her at 823-3858; [email protected]; or P.O. Drawer J, Albuquerque, N.M., 87103.
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