Plans to build a crossing over the Arroyo de los Chamisos in southwest Santa Fe are expected to be in draft form sometime later this spring.
For well over a decade, city officials have wanted to build the crossing, which would connect Rodeo Road with Cerrillos Road, as a means of more easily moving vehicular traffic in the vicinity.
According to a report released by the city late last year, Arroyo De Los Chamisos Crossing, the new crossing will “improve regional mobility and relieve congestion on existing streets located in the area.”
The report additionally noted that most of the land in the area where the crossing would be built is either made up of residential neighborhoods or vacant land.
“As residential development continues in this area and existing land becomes developed, transportation needs will continue to increase for all modes of travel and will be better served with this crossing connection,” the report continues.
Besides the option of building no crossing at all, several routes due north of the Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds are currently under consideration.
Once one of the crossing options is decided upon, the city is expected to undertake a more detailed study before making a final recommendation to the Santa Fe City Council.
By Garry Boulard
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