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West I-40 Channel Project Celebration

The diversion intercepts and diverts flood flows along the north side of Interstate 40

AMAFCA Director Cynthia D. Borrego, Bernalillo Commissioner Debbie O’Malley and City Councilor Ken Sanchez, Tom Kratochvil, DOT Assistant District Engineer, AMAFCA Chair Bruce M. Thomson,  AMAFCA Executive Engineer, Jerry M. Lovato and many others celebrated the completion of the West I-40 Diversion Channel Phase IV Project today. This project is another example of the City and AMAFCA utilizing AMAFCA property for neighborhood enhancements and multi-use trails. The West I-40 Diversion Channel Phase IV Project completes the final portion of the West I-40 Diversion, which intercepts and diverts flood flows along the north side of Interstate 40 from the top of Nine Mile Hill to the Rio Grande, a seven-mile diversion facility. This last phase will not only result in an important drainage facility, but will also include a unique Volcano water quality feature, which will serve as part of the El Pedergal (“The Stoney Place”) enhancement facilities for travelers and visitors driving into and out of the city.