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Updated: Friday, 14 Jan 2011, 3:42 PM MST
Published : Friday, 14 Jan 2011, 3:30 PM MST
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - City of Albuquerque crews started rehabilitating the Bosque Trail from Bridge Boulevard SW to Alameda Boulevard NW this week.
When the construction costs for the Gail Ryba Memorial Bridge came in under the engineer estimates, the surplus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act could be used to repave the Bosque Trail.
“The Department of Municipal Development showed fiscal responsibility with the construction of the Gail Ryba Bridge," Mayor Richard J. Berry said in a statement released by his office. "Now, the balance of the ARRA funds will allow us to improve the trail.
“This trail is the backbone of our trail system and we want to make sure it’s strong for the next decade.”
The rehabilitation began this week and will end this summer. The $1.5 million dollar project is being paid by $1.2 Million in ARRA funding and the rest through 1/4 cent transportation tax. Crews will be working in five two-mile stretches at a time. Detour routes and additional information on the project are posted on the city’s website.
The nearly 11 mile trail is one of the most popular in the city, winding adjacent to the Rio Grande.
The work is starting at the south end and moving north, according to the schedule posted on the city website:
Map of Rio Grande Bosque Trail
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