Albuquerque residents speak on $19M Sunport expansion

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The county is proposing a $19 million dollar road project connecting Sunport Boulevard at the freeway a half mile west to Broadway. It would create another exit off I25 in the South Valley.

Some Albuquerque residents say the expansion could benefit others in the area.

“It’ll be an advantage to a lot of people, especially those people that live closer to that area. We don’t [but] there’s a lot that do and those people can just get to their homes quicker,” said Irene Kersting, South Valley resident.

San Jose Community Resident, Esther Abeyta, held a differing opinion.

“This project is not really good for our community. This road goes to nowhere. I’m wondering who’s this road being built for,” said Abeyta

City Councilor Isaac Benton says this project needs more discussion.

“I do think it’s an important and impactful enough project that we ought to have at least a little more public comment period,” said City Councilor Benton.

The county already has $12 million in federal money so with the okay from the Feds, the project could begin in 2017. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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