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Road construction upsetting drivers in Farmington

Meg Hilling
August 01, 2019 05:15 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- People in Farmington are frustrated with road construction.

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Work is being done on several roads including Main Street, Butler and Broadway.

Many drivers say it has led to bumper-to-bumper traffic, and business owners say it's impacting their bottom line.

"I lost at least half my business," said Heather Cude. "I'm from Idaho and California. We usually do our construction at night, so that we don't impede people's business."

City officials said they are being proactive in their work, tackling before it gets worse.

"The cost of a road can cost seven times as much if you let it go till something needs to be constructed," said David Sypher of Farmington's public works department.

The total costs of the projects is $13.5 million. The city has not released a timeline for competition.

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