ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — City construction crews are working on a $3 million project that will add landscaping, bicycle lanes and a traffic signal along Ladera Drive on the West Side.
A bipartisan group of city and state officials celebrated the project Tuesday morning.
“We’re investing in our place,” Mayor Richard Berry, a Republican, said. The project “will make the area more beautiful and it will make it safer to be a cyclist.”
He was joined by three Democrats – Councilor Ken Sanchez, state Sen. Jacob Candelaria and state Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas. The funding comes from the city and state governments.
Neighborhood leaders have been pushing for improvements to Ladera for a decade.