Pinon Hills Boulevard Extension Project

PUBLIC MEETING INFORMATION

A public meeting for the Pinon Hills project will be held Thursday, October 13, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in Council Chambers, 800 Municipal Dr., Farmington, NM. 

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OVERVIEW & HISTORY OF THE PINON HILLS EXTENSION 

The City of Farmington and San Juan County identified a need to construct a roadway and bridge that will provide a secondary traffic connection across the Animas River. 

 

The need for this connection has been studied for over 20 years.

 

The Pinon Hills Boulevard Extension and Bridge project will satisfy this need by providing a new roadway from New Mexico 516/East Main Street to the intersection of County Road 390/Wildflower Parkway and County Road 3900. 

 

The project has been divided into three phases; Phases 1 and 2 are within the city, and Phase 3 is within the county. 


PHASES & TIMELINE

The tentative timeline for the project is as follows: 


  • Phase 1 (City): NM 516/Main Street to Hubbard Street | Projected for construction March 2023
  • Phase 2 (City): Hubbard to CR3000/Morning Star Drive | Projected for construction August 2023
  • Phase 3 (County) CR3000/Morning Star Drive to CR 390/Wildflower Parkway | Projected for construction April 2024

BENEFITS

Adding an additional connection from north Farmington to south Farmington will provide several benefits to the community:


  • Quicker response times for emergency services

  • Help reduce traffic congestion  

  • Reduced commute times

  • Creates new areas for residential and commercial development and encourages expansion of existing areas


The Farmington Metropolitan Planning Organization has also identified the Pinon Hills extension as a possible future freight corridor, further alleviating traffic congestion and mixed traffic in the heavily traveled business areas of Farmington.


COST

  • Phase 1 (City) : $9,275,029.63 ARPA funds

  • Phase 2 (City) : $29,268,311.77 ARPA funds

City’s total cost for Phases 1 & 2: $38,543,341.40


  • Phase 3 (County): $9,893,010 ARPA funds + $1.5 million (earmarked funds) 

County’s total cost for Phase 3: $11,393,010


FUNDING

All three phases will be funded with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money in FY23 & FY24. San Juan County was also the recipient of a Congressional Directed Funding award in the amount of $1.5 million for the extensive right-of-way acquisition required for their phase. 


***The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.7 trillion package signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, providing direct and indirect assistance to individuals, businesses, and tribal and local governments.  


New Mexico is receiving $2.5 billion, which includes funding for county and municipal governments.


For more information about ARPA Funds in New Mexico, click HERE

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