Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-06-08 18:33:02 –
Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – Garbage, graffiti and homeless camps are becoming more common along the I-40 in Albuquerque. The New Mexico Department of Transportation says it’s struggling to keep the area clean. NMDOT states that it is seeing an increase in homeless camps along the I-40, and once you clear one, it won’t take long for another camp to spawn in another area.
KRQE News On Tuesday, 13 camps were discovered along the I-40 and Carlyle. You can see the tents where people live along the highway. Nearby is a shopping cart full of arson, graffiti and debris.
People working in the area say they have noticed an increase in the homeless population.
“We’re not shining a positive light on our city. People coming from outside the state need a lot of attention and find them hesitant as I’m walking around. People ask me if it’s safe to walk from here to there and if it’s better to get in the car. What’s good about the town? That can be pretty embarrassing, “Epiphany Espresso said. Owner Tony Garcy says.
NMDOT says it is working with the city to wipe out the camp. They remove tents and debris.While Albuquerque city Outreach to relocate people who live in public lands.
“That’s why the city is investing not only in public camps, but also in long-term solutions to the homeless. So things like the Gibson Medical Center’s gateway center have low barriers and trauma. We hope to inform the shelters we provide and provide comfortable access to those who are currently sleeping outside. “CABQ.
According to people working in the area, crew members usually respond quickly to reporting these camps and are usually evacuated within about 72 hours. News 13 asked NMDOT if there were plans to add barricades or fences to prevent people from setting up camps around the highway, but bridge engineers access many of those areas. It says it has no plans at this time because it needs to be.
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