Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Indian School I-25 Overpass Delayed Until August.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

The Indian School Road overpass at Interstate 25 won't reopen until mid-August not this month as originally planned because of unforeseen delays, a Big I project engineer said this week.

Some delays, such as building water lines, were due to weather problems, said Bill Moore, a project engineer representing the state Highway and Transportation Department.

Another delay involves the new highway grade, which is 4 feet lower than the existing grade. Clearance between the bottom of the bridge beams and the existing southbound lanes is too low for trucks, Moore said. Once the northbound lanes are finished, traffic will be routed there so the bridge beams on the southbound lanes can be completed. …

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