Bernalillo County seeks input for Bridge reconstruction project

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Bernalillo County wants to hear from nearby residents as they enter a new phase of construction along Bridge Boulevard. 

On Thursday evening, they will be hosting a public meeting to hear from residents on what they would like to see. 

“This is very important; this is a very important stretch of road, and it is an opportunity to make sure we get it right. The challenge is to upgrade the infrastructure but also maintain the character and cultural authenticity of the area,” said Estevan Vasquez a Bernalillo County communications coordinator.

The large-scale project is meant to improve traffic and infrastructure, and it’s now entering phase three out of four.

“This is the first public meeting for the phase three Bridge Reconstruction Project also known as Bridging Los Vecinos,” said Vasquez. 

Residents are encouraged to go to the South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, to hear from project leaders about the new phase.

Managers will reveal design proposals so far. The county will also discuss different design ideas for the stretch of road between Lura Place and Young Avenue.

“The team has been gathering information, traffic count, public comment that has come in so far, and that information will be presented at the meeting along with some initial design ideas for this segment of road,” Vasquez said. 

The final design will take place in 2024 and construction will start in 2026.

“This is a key segment of road for our community, and it is very important that we hear from the public, the stakeholders, the business owners. Come to this meeting and see what we have so far and share your perspective,” said Vasquez.   

Those who cannot attend but still want to give feedback can do that online until September 30. For more information about the Bridging Los Vecinos project, click here