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File #: R-20-121   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 12/7/2020 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Requesting That The City Of Albuquerque And The New Mexico Department Of Transportation Establish The Development Of New Mexico State Highway 45, (Coors Road) Between Central Avenue And The Intersection With Old Coors Road As A Priority. Requiring The City Of Albuquerque To Develop And Enter Into An Agreement To Upgrade This Segment Of Coors To Urban Arterial Standards (Pe?a)
Attachments: 1. R-121
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-121 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa J. Pe?a


RESOLUTION
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Requesting That The City Of Albuquerque And The New Mexico Department Of Transportation Establish The Development Of New Mexico State Highway 45, (Coors Road) Between Central Avenue And The Intersection With Old Coors Road As A Priority. Requiring The City Of Albuquerque To Develop And Enter Into An Agreement To Upgrade This Segment Of Coors To Urban Arterial Standards (Pe?a)
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WHEREAS, Coors Boulevard south of Central Avenue to Interstate 25 is the primary roadway corridor that serves the 140,000 people who reside on Albuquerque's Southwest Mesa, and in Bernalillo County's South Valley; and
WHEREAS, the segment of Coors between the intersections of Central Avenue and Old Coors Road is a critical roadway link between the Southwest Mesa and South Valley and the Northwest Mesa, the City of Rio Rancho, Village of Corrales and the Alameda Boulevard, Montano Road, Paseo Del Norte, River Crossings; and
WHEREAS, this segment of Coors is travelled by over 24,000 vehicles a day, and in 2018 the University of New Mexico Geospatial and Population Studies Division identified nearly 180 crashes along this segment of Coors and another 170 combined crashes at the intersections of Coors Road, with Central Avenue, Bridge Street, and Old Coors Road; and
WHEREAS, the segment has a rural cross-section, devoid of street lighting for vehicle and pedestrian safety, curb and gutter for stormwater management, and bike lanes, trails and sidewalks for providing bicyclists and pedestrians access along the corridor; and
WHEREAS, the segment of Coors is owned and operated by the New Mexico Department of Transportation, and provides transportation access for the residents of Albuquerque and borders several longstanding Albuquerque Neighborhoods. Therefore, designing, funding, and constructing ...

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