Officials from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) broke ground on a new ramp interchange project last week at the intersection of I-10 and I-25 in Las Cruces, N.M.
The new ramp will help improve traffic flow along the heavily traveled highways, which see an estimated 43,000 vehicles on a daily basis. Two separate ramps would be constructed; one would connect eastbound I-10 with northbound I-25, while the other would join I-25 southbound to I-10 westbound.
The majority of the projected $36.6 million project cost will come through federal funding. Work was scheduled to begin on April 26 and is scheduled to take just over a year to complete both phases.
Present at the groundbreaking ceremony were New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez and state Transportation Secretary Alvin Dominguez. A.S. Horner, Inc. of Albuquerque will be the general contractor for the project.