Just over $11 million in road, bridge, and infrastructure projects across New Mexico have been approved for state funding.
The two dozen projects won capital outlay support in the New Mexico State Legislature earlier this year and were subsequently approved by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Submitted to the legislature by the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the projects as funded vary in size from the $25,000 for Albuquerque Rapid Transit corridor safety improvements, to the $1.9 million for improvements to the busy Paseo Del Norte, also in the Duke City.
Other approved outlays include $1.2 million to build a railroad quiet zone on Lentes Road and Luscombe Lane in Los Lunas; and just over $1 million for Bernalillo County to pay for upgrades and improvements to Isleta Boulevard in west Albuquerque.
Road and drainage improvements to the tune of $100,000 for Gatewood Avenue in Bernalillo County; and $250,000 road and drainage improvements for Quiet Lane, also in Bernalillo, additionally won the Governor’s approval.
The Governor vetoed spending for more than eighty projects, the largest of which was the $2.7 million for the construction of a highway bypass route in Carlsbad; $800,000 for east mesa drain improvements in Dona Ana County; and another $800,000 to plan, design, and build improvements to Aragon Avenue in Belen.
By Garry Boulard
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