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Sunport Boulevard Extension Meeting

Provides Another Opportunity for the Public

to Learn About Project

 

Bernalillo County – This Thursday evening, the public has another opportunity to ask questions and get more information about the Sunport Boulevard Extension project.

The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 27 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Herman Sanchez Community Center, 1830 William St. SE, in the South Valley.

Bernalillo County Public Works will be constructing a new extension of Sunport Boulevard from the I-25 Exit 221 interchange west to Broadway Boulevard – once the Federal Highway Administration signs off on the project.

The new road would be a four lane divided highway that will provide access to local roads, such as Edmunds Road. A new re-designed Broadway Boulevard intersection is also part of the plan.

The public is invited to comment on the Sunport Boulevard Extension project on any aspect, including bicycle and pedestrian lanes, as well as natural and cultural resources.

The comment period for the environmental assessment and the overall project has been extended through Sept. 28, 2015. The public can send written comments to Peter Hinckley, Principal Engineer at mailing address, URS/AECOM, 6501 Americas Parkway NE, Suite 900, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 or via email toPeter.hinckley@aecom.com.

After the comment period ends, a comprehensive report will be compiled that will include all public comments and submitted to the Federal Highway Administration for the project’s final approval.

A copy of the environmental assessment and general information about the Sunport Boulevard Extension Project can be found at www.bernco.gov/projects.

Note: An artist’s rendering of the proposed Sunport extension is attached.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with 670,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in the city and to the 114,000 residents who live outside the city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,400 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $500 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.