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Northeast/Southeast Connector Roads Project Groundbreaking Ceremony set for January 23

Santa Fe County announces it will be hosting a Groundbreaking Ceremonyfor the Northeast/Southeast Connector Roads Project on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. near the Spur Trail Trailhead. The event will be held at the proposed construction siteapproximately one mile east of the trailhead parking lot.

The event will include remarks by Santa Fe County Commissioner Hank Hughes (D-5), Public Works leadership, and the County’s partners at the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

The Northeast and Southeast Connector Roads Project is the result of 20 years of planning and implementation by Santa Fe County and the Santa Fe Metropolitan and Planning Organization (MPO). The project is designed to ease traffic congestion, aid in traffic flow, and allow for pedestrian and bicycle-friendly roads in the growing Community College district. With the planning and design phases complete, the County will embark on the construction phase of the project with an estimated completion date of late Fall 2023.

“As the Santa Fe Community College District continues to experience tremendous growth, the need to provide multi-modal travel choices in the area is imperative,” says Gary Girón, Santa Fe County Public Works Department Director. “The Projects’ extensive network of motorized, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities will undoubtedly enhance the quality of life in the Community College District and surrounding areas.”

The foresight and unyielding support of the Board of County Commissioners has continually bolstered the needed funding to move this project from concept to construction. Thanks to the New Mexico Department of Transportation for funding one-third of the project cost; the project is now ready to move forward into construction.

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