In June 2010, the New Mexico Department of Transportation completed work on I-40, the first major Recovery Act transportation project in the state, including the building of the overpass.
In June 2010, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) completed the first major Recovery Act-funded transportation project in the state -- major road and interchange reconstruction on Interstate 40. Albuquerque-based Mountain States Constructors Inc. was awarded a $24 million contract ($14.8 million of which came from Recovery funds) in May 2009 to build one overpass and four ramps, and to reconstruct Paseo del Volcan and Central Avenue outside Albuquerque. The existing climbing lane now extends further west 3,700 feet (.7 miles) to better accommodate trucks and heavy vehicles frequently traveling through this area. Throughout the life of the project, about 150 jobs were funded by the Recovery money, according to NMDOT.
(From top) Heavy equipment crews working on the I-40 Paseo del Volcan overpass; construction workers pour and smooth concrete for a pier at the I-40 Paseo del Volcan project west of Albuquerque.
Photos provided by: New Mexico Department of Transportation
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