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Farmington MPO seeks input on transportation plans for upcoming decades

Hannah Grover
Farmington Daily Times
Vehicles drive past Colinas Del Norte Park on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2015 on North Dustin Avenue in Farmington.

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Metropolitan Planning Organization is gathering input on a long-range transportation plan for much of the county.

The MPO has contracted with Albuquerque-based firm Bohannon Houston, Inc., to develop a long-term plan. The plan will look at the future of transportation in San Juan County from now until 2045. That transportation plan could include cars, public transportation, pedestrian traffic, bicycles, aviation and railroads. The plan does not include areas outside of the MPO planning area, including the Navajo Nation.

Some of the factors that will be evaluated include existing conditions, growth projections, funding, climate change and planned projects.

Aztec's arterial route is pictured, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 south of Aztec.

Bohannon Houston has planned several public input opportunities this week in San Juan County. These public input opportunities are part of the first phase of developing the long-range plan.

These include:

  • Aztec Public Library: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17
  • Kirtland Youth Association: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17
  • Downtown Farmington Makers Market: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17
  • Bloomfield Multi-cultural Center: 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18
  • The Animas River trail in Berg Park: 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18

People who are unable to make it to the meetings can also provide input and learn about the project online at fmpo2045mtp.bhinc.com.

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at hgrover@daily-times.com.

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