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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:00 pm | Updated: 11:02 am, Thu May 29, 2014.

A project to design and build an Acequia Trail underpass at the intersection of St. Francis Drive and Cerrillos Road could be delayed after funds to complete it were slashed Tuesday during a City Council committee meeting.

In a list of suggested capital improvement projects to be covered by a city bond, the $3.5 million originally proposed to fund the underpass was cut to $1.3 million by the Public Works Committee in order to fund work on other critical infrastructure. The capital projects bond will go to the city Finance Committee on Monday for a review and a vote. The full council is scheduled for a final vote on the bond issue June 11.

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7 comments:

  • Staci Benni posted at 11:24 am on Wed, May 28, 2014.

    Sta Benni Posts: 168

    Always and still is, Pierce.

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 9:05 am on Wed, May 28, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1654

    Maybe they're performing a study to figure out where Siler Road intersects La Joya Street?

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:15 am on Wed, May 28, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1654

    Is it just me, or has the Geneva Chavez Community Center always been a money pit since the day it opened?

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:14 am on Wed, May 28, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1654

    I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for more responsible and frugal leaders to get elected in Santa Fe.

     
  • Peter Neal posted at 8:12 am on Wed, May 28, 2014.

    PeterNeal Posts: 281

    500 grand for a "right of way drainage study"? I think cancelling that one was a no-brainer. Sounds ridiculously expensive. I'm sure the company that was slated to get that sweet deal is already whining to somebody

     
  • Staci Benni posted at 7:32 am on Wed, May 28, 2014.

    Sta Benni Posts: 168

    Sorry Julian but we are stuck with these people for the next 2 to 4 years. For example, they were going to replace the spin bikes at the Chavez Center? Why? The current bikes are fine. I woudl rather they work on fixing the venting system that was "stuck" open for over 2 months this winter or the HVAC at Salvador Perez that also had problems (AC on in Feb for over 3 monthns).
    As for he intersection, the easy solution is to change the timing of the lights so that pedestrians and bicyclists can cross without any vehicular traffic and repave the intersection.

     
  • Julian R. Grace posted at 6:41 am on Wed, May 28, 2014.

    Logies New Mexican Posts: 107

    Enjoy [maxing out] the city's bonding capacity while you can, soon more responsible leaders will replace the tax and spend mentality that permeates all levels of government. Something's gotta give.

     
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