News Release: Governor Susana Martinez Breaks Ground for More Than $55 Million Highway Project at Rio Bravo and Interstate 25

Date 7/31/2017

Albuquerque, NM — Today, Governor Susana Martinez broke ground for a more than $55 million infrastructure improvement project at the intersection of Broadway and Rio Bravo in Albuquerque. The project leverages more than $55 million in state, federal and local dollars to improve the intersection and is expected to employ more than 100 people.

“Investing in our transportation infrastructure is crucial to keeping New Mexicans safe on the road and helping our economy grow,” Governor Martinez said. “This project will make the intersection safer and improve traffic flow. Projects like these are a great example of what we can accomplish when we work together and invest in transportation infrastructure.”

The project will rebuild the intersection of Broadway and Rio Bravo and will widen the bridge over the flood control channel, increasing capacity on the road. Both northbound and southbound lanes will be widened and a third lane will be opened just south of the interchange. The project will also rebuild and modernize the railroad crossing.

“I’m so proud of the work our men and women in the yellow and orange vests do every day to improve our roads and highways,” said Transportation Secretary Tom Church. “This project, like many others across our state, will make our roads safer for New Mexicans while helping our economy – I can’t wait to see it completed.”

The project is expected to take 21 months to complete.

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