QUAY COUNTY (KSMX)- The State of New Mexico is receiving $50 million to repair roads and bridges. After years of asking for funding, Quay County received $3 million to build a low water crossing right next to an historic bridge on Route 66.
According to the Bridge Inspection Report, there are 99 vehicles per day that travel across the bridge. When I-40 is blocked off for a crash or during winter snow, vehicles are often rerouted onto this bridge.
The current wooden, one lane bridge is 88-years-old and is no longer safe for semi-trucks or modern-day traffic.
Construction is set to start soon to hopefully beat the winter snow.