ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Transportation is inviting the public to attend an online meeting to discuss plans to improve the I-25 corridor in Albuquerque between Comanche Road and Montgomery Boulevard. The meeting will be Wednesday, August. 11 at 6 p.m. The link to the meeting will be posted at i25improved.com at 5:45 p.m. on August 11.
During the meeting, the NMDOT officials will talk about improvements to I-25 between Comanche Road and Montgomery Boulevard including the freeway, frontage roads and interchanges.
Jill Mosher an Assistant District Engineer with NMDOT says “The loop ramp is going to go away. We are going to out a fourth lane southbound on I-25 and there will be three thru lanes in each direction over the bridge over the interstate. The bridge will be completely replaced.
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Advanced U-turns, also known as Texas turnarounds will also be added. This will allow people going North to get to Southbound without having to go through signals, they can just loop around. The project will also revamp and add bike and pedestrian lanes.
One resident says, “It’s sad it’s waited this long for this to happen, hopefully, its going to happen.” The project is looking at a $100 million dollar price tag since Comanche was added to the original plan. The NMDOT will be using federal and state funding for the project.
The public can provide feedback on the project from August 11-27.
- They can leave a comment on the interactive map at i25improved.com
- Mail-in the comment form to I-25 Improved at 6001 Indian School Rd., NE, Suite 250, Albuquerque, NM 87110
- Contact the team by calling 505-785-ROAD (7623) or emailing email@example.com.
According to the I-25 corridor project’s website, crews started collecting data and performing preliminary surveys in May 2021.