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Sunport Boulevard Extension and Woodward Road Improvements Project Public Hearing Scheduled


An environmental assessment on extending Sunport Boulevard and improving Woodward Road has been completed and the public will have an opportunity to receive a project update and offer comment at a hearing scheduled Thursday, July 19.

Bernalillo County, the New Mexico Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration completed the environmental assessment that addresses extending Sunport Boulevard between I-25 and Broadway Boulevard and improvements to Woodward Road between 2nd Street and Broadway Boulevard.

A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 19 at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 Prosperity Ave. SE. An open house will take place from 6 – 6:30 p.m. and a formal presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a public comment period. Spanish translation will be provided at the hearing.

The public hearing will provide a summary of the environmental assessment and the major findings, and provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the environmental assessment and the proposed action. Comments will be welcomed on bicycle and pedestrian usage as well as preserving natural and cultural resources.

The purpose of this project is to improve roadway connectivity, and address other transportation and access needs in this area. The environmental assessment evaluates the necessity of the project and provides detailed information about major design features, and the impacts to the human and natural environments, and to cultural resources.

The environmental assessment is available for review online at www.bernco.gov/Sunport.

Hardcopies of the environmental assessment are available for review at the following locations through July 31, 2018:

Bernalillo County Public Works Division
2400 Broadway Blvd. SE
(505) 848-1500

Mountain View Community Center
201 Prosperity Ave. SE
(505) 314-0297

Herman Sanchez Community Center
1830 William St. SE
(505) 848-1336

Jack Candelaria Community Center
400 San Jose Ave. SE
(505) 848-1324

Comments on the environmental assessment and project should be submitted no later than July 31, 2018.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to attend the public hearing to learn more about the findings of the environmental assessment and the proposed actions of the project.

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