Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Foes Petition State Over Road Linking N.M. 14 and I-25.

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

Placitas and East Mountains organizations concerned about unwanted growth have joined forces in opposition to a proposed road connecting Interstate 25 and N.M. 14.

Last week, Friends of Placitas and the East Mountain Legal Defense Fund sent letters and a petition containing about 840 signatures opposing the road to the New Mexico Highway and Transportation Department and consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff.

"We believe there is no need for a new highway connection between I-25 with N.M. 14. If the New Mexico Highway and Transportation Department decided anyway that a road should be built, the only acceptable alternative route is the far lower cost of paving N. …

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