Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-04-07 18:40:12 –
Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – The city of Albuquerque is trying to get drivers accustomed to overhauling the boulevard before the overhaul takes place. If you drive along the Rio Grande near the old town, you may have seen a temporary barrier. Some drivers are heading directly above them.
“Currently, there is a temporary delineation on the Rio Grande River between Aspen and the spokesperson,” said Johnny Chandler, a spokeswoman for the City Development Bureau. “These temporary delineations are to help drivers, pedestrians and cyclists understand that there will be a median cement in place sometime in the future.”
The city has paid $ 7,200 for those posts and has extras on hand to replace the damaged ones. The KRQE crew saw three damaged delineators on Wednesday alone. These barriers will exist for the next 6-8 months. At that time, the crew installed two cement medians on the Rio Grande River between the Old Town and I-40 at a cost of approximately $ 140,000 to prevent drivers from illegally crossing the centerline. I will.
Also, at some point, you can expect new striping, traffic lights, and sidewalk redo. People in the area know that they need to do something.
“I want to make the streets safer. Every few months there are accidents. Someone will drive someone,” said Paul Mahr, owner of Casa Talavera. I will. “It’s like a gateway to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Many people only come to the old town, so we need to make it as beautiful and safe as possible.” He agrees with the project, but builds it. Is concerned that can scare customers.
The city also wants to hear the community’s thoughts on the median project. If you have any comments, please contact us at 3-1-1.
City council member Isaac Benton is leading the final makeover of Rio Grande from the I-40 to the country club area. Benton told KRQE that the next focus would be on improving the pedestrian crossing on the Rio Grande river in the old town, just north of Central.
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