Wed. Jun 12th, 2024

QUAY COUNTY WILL RECEIVE 3 MILLION DOLLARS FOR LOW WATER CROSSING

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.

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