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Paseo del Norte/I-25 Landscape Plans Unveiled

May 2, 2017

Albuquerque, NM- Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry unveiled the design for the landscaping of Paseo del Norte at Interstate 25 today. The project will now go to bid for late spring construction.

“The City took the lead on getting this intersection reconstructed, and now this landscape project will wrap things up,” Mayor Berry said. “This high profile intersection serves as the northern gateway into Albuquerque.”

With cooperation with the DOT, the project will add approximately 120 trees and more than 900 shrubs in the 10 acre area. With the proximity to Balloon Fiesta Park, the decorative rock mulch designs are inspired by the dynamic patterns of hot air balloons.

"The New Mexico Department of Transportation is pleased to have partnered with the City of Albuquerque to support the beautification of this area," NMDOT District Three Engineer Ken Murphy said.​

“The tens of thousands of drivers who pass through this intersection all know how important this project was to Mayor Berry and the City of Albuquerque,” Chief Operations Officer Michael Riordan said. “Now, they’ll be able to enjoy the landscaping which caps off this project.”

The landscape project was designed by local firm MRWM Landscape Architects. MRWM has designed many of the City’s interstate landscapes, and more than 70 miles of medians. Construction is expected to be complete before the end of the year.