Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Construction On Eastbound I-40 Delayed.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Patrick Armijo Journal Staff Writer

Albuquerque commuters have gained a reprieve of about two weeks from congestion on eastbound Interstate 40 that is expected when construction crews move in to lower the freeway about two feet.

Steve Harris, district engineer with the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department, said Friday that work originally scheduled to begin Jan. 3 has been postponed until sometime near the end of the month.

"We realized three or four different activities are all converging at the same point. We decided it was more prudent to finish them individually than to let them run into each other," he said.

Lowering the freeway will provide more room for trucks on I-40 to pass underneath Interstate 25. …

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