Along with providing funding for library acquisitions and senior citizen facility improvements, a bill introduced in the New Mexico State Legislature could result in up to $50 million in support for road construction and maintenance projects.
Introduced by Senator Carlos Cisneros, Senate Bill 94, if passed by the legislature, would put on this November’s ballot a general obligation bond designed to address road projects throughout the state.
With more than 400 state highways and roads comprising some 7,400 miles, New Mexico has a backlog of construction and upkeep projects in all six of the state’s officially designated transportation districts.
Cisneros’ bill is currently under review in the 10-member procedural Senate Committee’s committee before it can go to a full Senate vote. The legislature is scheduled to conclude its 2018 session on February 15.
By Garry Boulard
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