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Lead and Coal Avenue Project Wins Award


Project bestowed with best practices award in Taos.

Mayor Berry Announces Award for Lead/Coal Construction Project


Albuquerque, NM-- The Lead/Coal reconstruction project won a best practices award this afternoon at the 17th annual New Mexico Infrastructure and Finance Conference in Taos. Department of Municipal Development staff accepted the award behalf of Mayor Richard J. Berry.

"This just goes to show when different agencies cooperate, great things can be constructed," Mayor Berry said. "I want to thank our partners at the DOT, PNM, and the NM Gas Company for their help with the project."

The purpose of the award is to highlight a project where innovative solutions were implemented incorporating community wide solutions and participation. Recognition is provided to an organization which undertook and successfully completed a project.

"Under the leadership of Mayor Berry, we were able to successfully manage one of the largest construction projects in a historic residential area," Department of Municipal Development Director Michael Riordan said. "We're very proud of this honor and want to thank the New Mexico Infrastructure and Finance Conference for this recognition."

The Lead/Coal project was a $28 million dollar construction project that reduced the number of travel lanes from three to two, added storm drainage, new sidewalks, pedestrian amenities and bike lanes. The 18 month project was completed in June 2012.

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