Albuquerque contractor makes mistake, create bumpy commute for drivers


On Montano just east of Unser, contractors did a ‘suboptimal’ job patching road cuts and accidentally made a row of mini-speed bumps.

“We’ll call them washboard, or shoving, or rutting,” said Mark Motsko with Albuquerque’s Municipal Development Department.

All of those names basically mean one thing, contractors did a ‘poor job’ pouring the asphalt.

The construction project in that area is a new senior living facility being built by Beehive Homes. 

“Part of that project is they go ahead into the street, tap into the utilities in the street and then bring it to the new development,” said Motsko.

Crews will cut into the road and then repave the asphalt, which is supposed to be completely level with the rest of the road.

But when Beehive’s contractors re-poured the asphalt, it created a series of bumps in the road that Motsko says are unacceptable.

“It’s still the developer’s responsibility so there will be no taxpayer dollars associated with the fix,” said Motsko.

The fix will likely cost thousands of dollars and while it won’t cost taxpayers any money, it will cost them time.

Motsko says lanes will have to be closed in the area to make the repairs.

Motsko says construction crews should be out fixing the bumps on Monday morning. 

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