ABQ seeks funds for pedestrian bridge

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The city of Albuquerque is looking for a cash infusion from the feds to help make the city more pedestrian friendly.

The city needs $15 million to build a bridge in one of the busiest parts of town.

Specifically the money would go toward renovating part of Central, connecting east downtown to downtown with the new pedestrian bridge.

The idea is to make it safer for folks walking to the Alvarado Transportation Center and the businesses, restaurants and shops located in downtown.

“It’s really kind of a multi-purpose proposal and project that’ll make the walkability downtown very much improved,” said Dewey Cave of the Mid Region Council of Governments.

If the feds give Albuquerque the money, the city has to match it. The renovations would take a few years.

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