Where will the money go? Bernalillo Co. voters to decide on $35.8 million in bonds | KOB 4

Where will the money go? Bernalillo Co. voters to decide on $35.8 million in bonds

Kassi Nelson
September 13, 2018 10:20 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In November, Bernalillo County voters will decide on six different bond questions, dealing with everything from roads, to school bus routes, to a sound wall.


The bond questions on the ballot will be broken down into different categories and will state how much money commissioners want for each project.

Bernalillo County has $38.5 million dollars for the new projects.

Commissioners want to spend nearly $17 million for public safety facilities and county buildings.

If voters approve, $3.5 million of that money will pay for a new county building in Alvarado Square, in downtown Albuquerque. Another $750,000 will go toward a new Route 66 visitor center.

Commissioners want to spend $8.5 million for transportation projects. The projects include trail and road improvements, one of them being the Sunport Blvd. extension.

Commissioners also want to use $500,000 to build a 6-to-9 foot sound barrier between backyards and Unser Blvd., near Irving.

“It needs to be done, to be honest. I know it's just one lane where we're at right now, but as Unser is built out, you can see construction on that opposite side of it. It's going to get louder, so yeah they need one, to be honest,” said Jason Cash, who lives where the barrier would be built.

Bernalillo County wants to use the money in six different areas:

  • Libraries 
  • Public Safety Facilities and other County Buildings
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Transportation
  • Storm Drainage and Utilities
  • Public Housing

The county created a book that lays out specifically where the money will go.

The book will be available at public libraries on Monday, September 17. People can also find information about the bonds by visiting Bernalillo County's website. 


Kassi Nelson

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