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Emergency communications tower work to begin Tuesday

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Sandoval county road crews will start clearing a path this week for the eventual installation of a public safety communications tower on Angel Hill in Corrales.

The work is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning and last up to two days, according to a Sandoval County release.

The 180-foot tower to be installed at the site will support a regional emergency communications system for communities throughout Sandoval and Bernalillo counties from Isleta to Cochiti.

Crews will access the tower site via Quiet Lane. They will cut a small access road which subsequent crews will use when installing the tower and allow maintenance crews to reach it once it’s installed.

The city of Rio Rancho is providing the tower which was previously located at a fire station in Enchanted Hills. The village of Corrales is donating the land and contributing $150,000 it secured from the legislature, Sandoval County received a $116,000 grant from the US Dept. of Homeland Security for additional construction costs.

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