Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The Federal Highway Administration, New Mexico Department of Transportation, City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County have scheduled a Public Information Meeting to present the final proposed design for the Paseo Del Norte/I-25 Interchange Project on
Wednesday, Sept. 25
Courtyard Marriott, 5151 Journal Center Blvd. NE
“Collaboration, jobs, quality of life,…that’s what this project means to the great people of Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque. It will provide the opportunity for greater things to come.” says County Commissioner Lonnie C. Talbert. “At this informational meeting, the community will see the first stages of this remarkable project materialize.”
At the meeting, the Project team will discuss preliminary construction phasing and an anticipated completion date for the Project and present the final proposed design for six key elements, including:
1) A free-flow ramp to improve eastbound Paseo Del Norte to southbound I-25 traffic movement during morning peak travel time (7-9 a.m.);
2) A flyover ramp to improve northbound I-25 to westbound Paseo Del Norte traffic movement during afternoon peak travel time (4:30-6:30 p.m.);
3) An overpass at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Paseo Del Norte to improve east-west access and local traffic flow;
4) Bicycle and pedestrian improvements to provide a link across I-25 and connect existing paths in the area;
5) Improved freeway access for traffic originating east of the Paseo Del Norte/I-25 interchange; and
6) I-25 mainline improvements between the Alameda Boulevard and Jefferson Street interchanges to improve safety and traffic flow.
The design-build contractor is currently conducting preliminary activities for the
Project including geotechnical drilling, location of underground water, gas and electric lines as well as communications cables, and preparing to construct a drainage facility outside the main construction area. Actual construction of the Project is scheduled to begin after the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Individuals can provide written comments at the public information meeting, through the project’s website at www.paseoi25.com, or they can email, mail or fax comments to Jason Edwards, Cooney, Watson & Associates, 2201 San Pedro NE, Bldg. 2, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87110, phone (505) 245-3133; email email@example.com; or fax (505) 897-7847.
The $93 million Project is being funded by $50 million in City of Albuquerque bonds, $29.75 million in State of New Mexico money, $5 million in Bernalillo County bond funding and $8.25 million in federal funding.
Individuals can sign up for free email or text alerts by visiting the Project website or can call (505) 245-3150 for additional information.
Back to news list