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Construction will save taxpayer dollars long term

November 27th, 2012

Albuquerque, NM-- City of Albuquerque Department of Municipal Development crews are removing the asphalt at the intersections of Coors Boulevard and Central Avenue and Carlisle and Candelaria Boulevards and replacing them with concrete. The asphalt had come to the end of its useful life.

"This work allows us to use taxpayer funds more efficiently," Department of Municipal Director Michael Riordan said. "The concrete will last significantly longer than asphalt, and we won't have to make repairs as often."

These projects will also replace broken/deficient curb and gutter, sidewalks and ADA ramps at the intersections. Traffic will be split so crews can work on each of the four quadrants of the intersections.

Work will continue for about 30 days. The total cost of both intersection improvements are $1.8 million dollars and are being funded by General Obligation Bonds for Street Maintenance.

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