Study: Rural NM roads in need of repairs

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new study shows that many of the nation’s rural transportation system, including New Mexico, is in need of some fixing.

That’s according to a report by Trip, a transportation research group.

The report found rural roads in the state have significant deficiencies, in fact they were rated in poor condition the 13th highest rate nationally.

Right now federal funding is expected to drop below a billion dollars triggering delays in federal reimbursements to states for road, highway and bridge projects.

For New Mexico this could mean a cut of $367 million if this is not addressed by congress.

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