Funding of just over $8 million in general obligation bonds have been secured for a variety of transportation projects throughout Bernalillo County.
Those bonds are a part of a larger $36.3 million package approved by county voters in November of 2016.
That package ultimately allotted $12.6 million in transportation funding for the design, construction, and repair of roads and all related non-motor pathways in the county.
Members of the Bernalillo County Commission have now given their approval to publishing a notice of intent for the issuance of bonds not to exceed $16 million.
Those bonds will also provide $850,000 for county public building projects, which could include the construction of a new fire station and animal shelter, as well as Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant upgrades.
Parks and recreation projects pertaining to ball field upgrades and additional ADA work will get $1.8 million in bond funding.
Proceeds from the sale of the bonds are expected to be available sometime in August.
By Garry Boulard
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