The New Mexico Department of Transportation has issued a Request for Proposals regarding the upkeep and rehabilitation of a series of pedestrian overpasses in Albuquerque.
Those overpasses, or bridges, are located on the popular Tramway Multi-Use Trail, which runs parallel with the Sandia Mountains on the east side of the city.
The bridges go over New Mexico State Road 556, also known as the Tramway Boulevard.
The structures were all originally built in the early 1980s and have suffered some deterioration due to use and weather conditions.
The RFP is specifically looking for engineering services to determine the condition of the decks, piers, and abutments, among other elements, connected to the overpasses.
The RFP has a submission deadline of June 16, with a contract to be awarded either this coming September or October.
Last year, the New Mexico Department of Transportation received just over $32.2 million in funding for bike and walking path projects throughout the state.
That money came through the Transportation Alternatives Funding program, which is designed to encourage the building and upkeep of non-motorized vehicle infrastructure projects.
By Garry Boulard
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