Alvin Dominguez, District 1 engineer for the New Mexico Department of Transportation, said reconstruction of the Doña Ana interchange on Interstate 25 is "on schedule" and expected to be done by November.
"It's moving along nicely," Dominguez
said public meetings have been -- and will continue to be -- conducted monthly at Doña Ana Elementary School
to update residents living in and near the unincorporated village about the status of the project.
said the design phase is under way for proposed improvements to Interstate 10, from the Texas state line north to the I-25 interchange.The project will include widening I-10 from four to six lanes, reconstructing the Mesquite interchange and making improvements to the Vado interchange.
State transportation officials also are studying the possibility of adding a new interchange on I-10 that could be located in the vicinity of Cholla Road.Dominguez
said constructing a new interchange in that area would provide direct access to New Mexico State University
The estimated cost for the proposed improvements to I-10 is $54 million.
Included in the state's long range plan is construction of a portion of Engler Road, from Elks Drive east to Del Rey Boulevard.City officials have said building that portion of Engler Road will be needed to help reduce traffic impacts that would be created with development of new subdivisions on the city's East Mesa.Dominguez
said construction of Engler Road probably won't start until 2008, at the earliest.