FARMINGTON — New Mexico Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration officials are planning a public meeting to discuss plans and designs for phase five of the U.S. Highway 64 widening project.

An open house about the project will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday in the multi-purpose building at McGee Park, 41 County Road 5568. The open house will be followed by a presentation at 6:15 p.m. People who attend will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer comments.

Phase five is the last of the phases of the project, which is expanding the highway to six lanes between Farmington and Bloomfield. The three eastbound and the three westbound lanes will be separated by a 15-foot-wide median, according to a meeting announcement from the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

In addition to widening the highway, the project includes drainage improvements and adjustments and adjoining driveways.

People wishing to comment can also mail written comments to Eric Johnson, Marron and Associates, 7511 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque 87107. Written comments must be sent by June 29. The comments can also be emailed to

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