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WHY DO WE NEED THIS PROJECT?Bernalillo County wants to provide safer ways for you to get around your community. Right now, Bridge Boulevard is recognized as the third most congested corridor in the city. It is a major east-west corridor and one of eight Rio Grande crossings, providing access to I-25 and major destinations like the University of New Mexico and Presbyterian Hospital. There are also safety concerns associated with Bridge Boulevard, especially for pedestrians and cyclists. These concerns are related to poor lighting, unprotected bike lanes, and motor vehicle speeding. It is important to the County to provide residents and commuters a safe way to get around.
HOW WILL THE BRIDGING LOS VECINOS PROJECT BE FUNDED?This project is currently funded by Bernalillo County and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) with oversight by the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The federal funding is dependent upon the transportation solution selected and designed and may not be available for some design alternatives.
HOW CAN I PROVIDE INPUT?Throughout the Bridging Los Vecinos project, the team will facilitate public meetings and attend local events to gather input from the community. Bernalillo County wants to preserve and celebrate the history and authenticity of the area, and to do that, they need your input. The first public meeting was held Aug. 24, 2023. To learn what was shared and how to provide public comment through Sept. 30, 2023 – click here. Sign up here to GET INVOLVED and receive updates about opportunities to provide input.
WHEN WILL CONSTRUCTION OCCUR?Construction is anticipated to begin in 2026. A schedule for construction will not be known until the design is complete and a contractor has been selected. To stay up to date on project information, sign up for emails to GET INVOLVED.
If you have any questions in the meantime, call us at 505-477-4001 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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