City Breaks Ground on Pinon Hills Extension

Farmington City Manager Rob Mayes discusses the long awaited Pinon Hills Boulevard extension project as Mayor Nate Duckett looks on.

Farmington Officials gathered with representatives from the NM Department of Transportation and San Juan County to break ground on the long-anticipated Pinon Hills Boulevard Extension Project. San Juan County announced that design work on their section of the project is 90% completed.

Farmington Officials say work will begin in earnest now on the $42-million  Pinon Hills Boulevard Extension project that will add another traffic crossing over the Animas River between Browning Parkway and Flora Vista.  They anticipate construction on this phase of the project to last two years or more.  Plans will construct a 4-lane roadway from the current Pinon Hills Boulevard intersection with east Main Street, south across the Animas River to intersect with County Road 3000 (Southside River Road).  Eventually, once the San Juan County portion is completed, the road will travel up Crouch Mesa, and intersect County Road 390 (Wildflower Parkway) near Andrea Drive.

Earlier this year the City of Farmington awarded AUI the $36,716,000 contract for the construction of the Pinon Hills Boulevard Extension and Bridge project. 

The additional connection from north Farmington to south Farmington will provide several benefits to the community:

  • Quicker response times for emergency services
  • Help reduce traffic congestion
  • Reduced commute times
  • Creates new areas for residential and commercial development and encourages expansion of existing areas

(Photo caption: Farmington City Council members join Mayor Nate Duckett, State Senators Steve Neville and Bill Sharer, NM Representative Rod Montoya and others breaking ground for construction of the Pinon Hills Boulevard extension project.)


 

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