Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Councilor Boosts Moriarty Face Lift.

Byline: Rory McClannahan Journal Staff Writer

Funding Sought To Improve Route 66

With several other civic projects completed or under way, Moriarty City Councilor Steve Anaya thinks it's time to make the city look more attractive and improve city parks.

Anaya was recently in Washington, D.C., to present a streetscaping plan for old Route 66 to New Mexico's congressional delegation, in hopes of securing a $500,000 federal grant to help with the beautification initiative.

He said officials were receptive to the project.

"This project is on historic Route 66, and it's not like Moriarty is asking for a lot of money," Anaya said.

When Route 66 was built in the 1930s, it was located north of the town center. …

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