Main Street Complete Streets Construction for  Downtown Farmington

For Downtown Shopping, Dining, Cultural Attractions, and Events, click here to be redirected to the Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet project’s webpage.

For weekly updates, click here for project progress reports and schedules.

To see a Complete Streets project summary, click here.

Due to change orders which have increased the contractor’s scope of work, additional work days have been added to the existing contract.  However, the contractor is on target for substantial completion in November 2020 since most of this additional work can be accomplished while roads and sidewalks are open to vehicles and pedestrian traffic.  This work could include finalizing the streetscape improvements, such as installing landscape features, site furnishings and amenities, signage, and other design elements.  


On December 11, 2020, Main Street was opened fully to vehicles.


*UPDATE*   Staff and crews have worked very hard to open phase 2 of the downtown project.  We are happy to announce that Main Street in phase 2 will be partially opened before Thanksgiving. However Main Street, between Locke to Auburn, will remain closed to vehicle traffic in order to maintain safety for pedestrian traffic and for the crews until Friday, December 11th.

Except for Auburn Avenue all side streets will be open.  The Locke intersection will be treated as a T-intersection until the remaining block of Main Street is open. 


Pedestrian access to all buildings and businesses will be maintained.

Please be advised Main Street from Allen Avenue to Auburn Avenue will be CLOSED beginning Sunday, June 7, 2020, through November 2020*, for the Downtown Farmington Revitalization - Complete Street project, Phase 2. 

 Construction Hours: 7:00am – 7:00pm*

 Detours and barricading will be in place. Motorists are advised to use Broadway. All public parking lots and alleyways are open and accessible. Pedestrian access to all buildings and businesses will be maintained.


Should you have any questions regarding this project, please do not hesitate to call the City of Farmington Community Works Department at (505) 599-1308 or Complete Street Headquarters at (505) 599-8443.

 We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

*subject to change


DATE: December 13, 2019

RE: Downtown Farmington Revitalization – Complete Streets project

The City of Farmington (“CITY”) is pleased to announce that we have contracted with AUI, Inc. (“CONTRACTOR”) via the public bid process to provide construction services for the Downtown Farmington Revitalization – Complete Streets project along Main Street between Auburn Avenue and S. Miller Street in downtown Farmington, New Mexico. 

This large enhancement project includes streetscape improvements, such as increased lighting for traffic and pedestrians, wider sidewalks, removing the signalized intersections and replacing with single-lane roundabouts, new landscaping materials and irrigation system, increased electrical supply to host large events and for seasonal lighting needs, an outdoor speaker system, free public Wi-Fi services, as well as a water line replacement and storm drain improvements.

Full letter available HERE.

Welcome to the Heart of Farmington

Many of you know that the City of Farmington, the Planning department, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency, and Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet Project (to name a few) have been working on integrating the complete streets concepts in the downtown area, to make the environment more walkable and friendly.  We are working hard to make downtown the HEART of Farmington again!

Please continue to check this page frequently, as we will use this as a method of communication for important meeting dates, information, documents, etc. Also, if you have questions, comments, concerns, or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us using the information on the right.  Additionally, we encourage you to subscribe to the Downtown Newsletter to keep apprised of the enhancements, events, and activities in Historic Downtown!

Placemaking: What is it?

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well being.

As both an overarching idea and a hands-on approach for improving a neighborhood, city, or region, placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the HEART of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.

Simply put, PLACEMAKING is creating places that people want to spend time in.

Vision: Creating a “Social Living Room.”