Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lomas Traffic Waits on Train.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Road Warrior D'VAL WESTPHAL Of the Journal

CAN'T WE BYPASS THAT LOMAS TRAIN? Phyllis Marberry writes that "once again we and hundreds of others had to wait for over 30 minutes at the railroad crossing on Lomas last Friday evening while a freight train shuttled back and forth. I do not understand why the city has not put in an under- or overpass at that location. Especially now with all of the beautiful new office buildings on Lomas, which have and will continue to increase traffic on Lomas. Mayor (Jim) Baca wants to help revitalize Downtown with a $30 million baseball stadium! Shouldn't the first priority be to get rid of that crossing bottleneck? "

Well, Phyllis, Transportation Division manager Ed Adams says it's not clear why it was decided 50 years ago to build the tracks at grade level street level rather than at grade separation with an under- or overpass like Phyllis wants. …

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