Last day for public input on Sunport Boulevard project

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Monday is the last day that Bernalillo County will accept public input for the proposed Sunport Boulevard extension project.

According to county representatives, the project has been in the works for about the last 30 years. However, they say a chemical cleanup in the area was the biggest obstacle preventing the project from moving forward.

The nearly $20-million project would connect Sunport Boulevard between Interstate 25 and Broadway. This would meet at the intersection of Broadway and Woodward.

Proponents say this would bring new development to the area in the form of small businesses, hotels and restaurants.

Those opposed say the project would cause more problems to the industrial area of Albuquerque. It’s those objections which county officials say the public will have the chance to weigh in on by submitting written input.

If everything continues as planned, work on the project could begin as early as 2017.

For more information, you can visit Bernalillo County’s website on the Sunport extension proposal.

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