HERE WE GO ‘ROUND AGAIN: Construction recently wrapped up on the nearly $2 million roundabout at Rio Grande and Candelaria.
It just started on another one at 12th and Menaul.
And residents like Wally are frustrated with living with and driving through a construction zone. You can hear the exasperation in his email: “We get one two-week break from two major projects that truly hinder and limit traffic for the area.” He asks if there was a study done to justify the new roundabout, why the city is reducing road capacity when there’s development in the area, who’s paying to acquire right of way, why weren’t residents notified, why are we going to the trouble and expense of also redoing the water lines, and what are the alternate routes around the construction?
For answers we turn to Diane Dolan, policy analyst for City Councilor Isaac Benton, whose District 2 is home to both roundabouts, and David Morris, communications director for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority.
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