Osuna Bicycle/Pedestrian Under Crossing Open
June 19, 2012
Albuquerque, NM— In his continued effort to make bicycling in Albuquerque more friendly, Mayor Richard J. Berry announces the opening of the Osuna Road under crossing on the North Diversion Trail.
This under crossing removes the need for bicyclists and pedestrians to cross Osuna Road to continue on the trail.
"Giving people the opportunity to stay on the trail without having to cross six lanes of traffic is the right thing to do,” Mayor Berry said. “Soon, a person will be able to use this great trail from Indian School to Balloon Fiesta Park without having to cross traffic lanes."
Currently the City is working on three other under crossings at Menaul, Candelaria and Comanche Boulevards. Those under crossings will be complete later this summer. In addition, the bicycle pedestrian bridge over I-25 will also be complete later this summer.
The Department of Municipal Development is also working on improvements to Singer Boulevard including a new bridge with an under crossing at the North Diversion Trail. Currently the Singer Boulevard improvements are being designed.
Construction cost for the Osuna under crossing is $1.8M, funding sources are federal funds, and ¼ cent transportation tax.