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Mayor Tim Keller Recognizes Disability Independence Day, Announces ADA Project in International District

$3.67 million in street and sidewalk improvements will improve accessibility.

July 26, 2018

On National Disability Independence Day, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced $3.67 million in street and sidewalk improvements in the International District to improve accessibility for city residents. The improvements will take place in the Trumbull neighborhood with money from the Community Development Block Grant program.

“We want people with disabilities to be able to navigate all of our neighborhoods and public spaces,” stated Mayor Keller. “These improvements will go a long way to ensuring the Trumbull neighborhood is safer and more accessible for everyone.”

The improvements will update the Trumbull neighborhood’s aging infrastructure including street rehabilitation work, the removal and replacement of concrete curbs and gutters, widening and repairing sidewalks to improve walkability, and the construction of ramps at intersections to meet standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The project will also include new paving and traffic control improvements throughout the neighborhood.

The Trumbull neighborhood is located in the International District of Albuquerque. It is bordered by Zuni Road to the north, Pennsylvania Street to the east, Southern Avenue to the south, and Louisiana Boulevard to the west.  Mayor Tim Keller served as State Senator in the International District for six years.

This year, National Disability Independence Day marks the 28th anniversary of when the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. It is the nation’s first comprehensive law that guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else.