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File #: R-21-182   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 8/2/2021 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Establishing Corridor Improvements For 118th Street From Interstate 40 To Senator Dennis Chavez Boulevard As A Priority For The City Albuquerque Funding Processes, Encouraging The New Mexico Department Of Transportation To Prioritize The Approval And Construction Of An Interchange At Interstate 40 And 118th Street (Pe?a)
Attachments: 1. R-182
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-21-182 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa J. Pe?a


RESOLUTION
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Establishing Corridor Improvements For 118th Street From Interstate 40 To Senator Dennis Chavez Boulevard As A Priority For The City Albuquerque Funding Processes, Encouraging The New Mexico Department Of Transportation To Prioritize The Approval And Construction Of An Interchange At Interstate 40 And 118th Street (Pe?a)
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WHEREAS, the Mid Region Metropolitan Planning Organization 2040 Long Range Roadway System Map designates 118th Street from Interstate 40 to Senator Dennis Chavez Boulevard as a Community Principle Arterial; and
WHEREAS, Community Principle Arterials, which include roadways such as Eubank Boulevard, Montan?o Road/Montgomery Boulevard, and San Mateo Boulevard, are the primary commercial and commuter through-fares for the City; and
WHEREAS, Community Principle Arterials in addition to moving large volumes of traffic provide robust access to adjacent lands uses are the City's primary economic corridors for the provision of commercial and government services and siting large employers; and
WHEREAS, 118th and 98th Streets and Central Avenue are the only designated Community Principle Arterials for the 100,000 residents of the Southwest Mesa and 118th Street has yet to develop, leaving two Community Principle Arterials for the area. The consequence of this dearth of principle arterials is evident in the lack of commercial services and employment generators in the area and the long commute times endured by area residents to reach such services in other quadrants of the City; and
WHEREAS, the regional complex of medical facilities for the Northwest and Southwest Mesas will be located north of the Interchange of Interstate 40 and 118th Street. Access for resident of the Southwest Mesa to the center will require the development of 118th Street from Senator D...

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