PINON HILLS BOULEVARD EXTENSION PROJECT
See the notes from the Public Meeting held on October 13, 2022 at City Hall below:
ACCEPTANCE OF PROJECT FUNDING WAS APPROVED ON OCTOBER 10, 2023
During a City Council regular meeting, the city council voted unanimously to adopt Resolution No. 2023-1926, the acceptance of two funding agreements for this project. The council accepted $9,275,030.00, with no local match requirement for Phase 1 of this project. Phase 1 is from East Main Street to STA 33+00 (i.e. near Hubbard Road). In addition, the council also accepted $29,268,755.00, with a $193,065.00 local match requirement for Phase 2 of the project. Phase 2 is from STA 33+00 to Morningstar Drive (i.e. CR 3000).
- Bid Advertisement to begin before the end of October 2023.
- Bid Opening to occur before the end of November 2023.
- Construction could occur as early as January 2024.
- Project construction is estimated to take 2 years to complete.
OVERVIEW & HISTORY OF THE PINON HILLS EXTENSION
The City of Farmington and San Juan County identified a need to construct a roadway and bridge that will provide a secondary traffic connection across the Animas River.
The need for this connection has been studied for over 20 years.
The Pinon Hills Boulevard Extension and Bridge project will satisfy this need by providing a new roadway from New Mexico 516/East Main Street to the intersection of County Road 390/Wildflower Parkway and County Road 3900.
The project originally was divided into three phases. Phases 1 and 2 were within the city, and Phase 3 was within the county. Per a discussion on October 13th, 2022 between the City of Farmington and the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) it was determined by NMDOT that the city’s two phases could now be combined into one single phase. Consequently, NMDOT no longer requires access points at both Paseo Del Rancho and Hubbard Road. Therefore, it is now the City of Farmington’s decision to keep or forego these two access points.
On Tuesday November 15th, 2022 a special city council meeting was held to provide direction to city staff on keeping or forgoing the Paseo Del Rancho and Hubbard Road access points. During this special meeting, city council unanimously voted to forego both access points, Paseo Del Rancho and Hubbard Road respectively.
- City of Farmington
NM 516/Main Street to CR3000/Morning Star Drive
Projected for construction: December 2023
Adding an additional connection from north Farmington to south Farmington will provide several benefits to the community:
Quicker response times for emergency services
Help reduce traffic congestion
Reduced commute times
- Creates new areas for residential and commercial development and encourages expansion of existing areas
The Farmington Metropolitan Planning Organization has also identified the Pinon Hills extension as a possible future freight corridor, further alleviating traffic congestion and mixed traffic in the heavily traveled business areas of Farmington.
City’s total cost: $38,543,341.40
County’s total cost: $11,393,010
All phases will be funded with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money in FY23 & FY24. San Juan County was also the recipient of a Congressional Directed Funding award in the amount of $1.5 million for the extensive right-of-way acquisition required for their phase.
***The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.7 trillion package signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, providing direct and indirect assistance to individuals, businesses, and tribal and local governments.
New Mexico is receiving $2.5 billion, which includes funding for county and municipal governments.
For more information about ARPA Funds in New Mexico, click HERE.
- East Pinon Hills Boulevard Extension Power Point
- East Pinon Hills Boulevard Timeline
- Access Point Image
- NEPA Documents
- Signed FONSI Request
- Signed FONSI Re-Evaluation
- Pinon Hills Noise Report Dec. 2022
- Pinon Hills Biological Evaluation Ph 1
- Pinon Hills Biological Evaluation Ph 2
- Pinon Hills Cultural Resources Study
- Pinon Hills Final Wetland Report
- Pinon Hills Initial Site Assessment