Socorro COunty Annex

Thanks to an agreement between Socorro County and New Mexico Department of Transportation, sections of a number of county roads and streets will see improvements.

The Socorro Board of County Commissioners approved Resolution No. 2019-17, which calls for Legislative Grant Road Fund (LGRF) in the amount of $602,952. New Mexico DOT’s share shall be 75 percent or $452,214.00 and the county’s matching share shall be 25 percent or $150,738.

Roadways needing the most immediate work as part of the County Arterial Project include:

• Farm To Market Road in Luis Lopez. Four miles of overlay prep, single penetration chip seal, and fog seal.

• Windy’s Farm Road in Luis Lopez. One mile of overlay prep, single penetration chip seal, and fog seal of entire roadway.

Roads to be improved with subgrade prep, addition of four-inch base, double penetration chip seal and fog seal include:

• One mile of UFO Road in Alamo.

• Seventh-tenths of a mile on Winery Road in Sabinal.

• Seventh-tenths of a mile on Levee Road in San Antonio.

• One-tenth of a mile on Waterline Road in San Antonio.

• One-tenth of a mile on Pargas Road in San Antonio..

• One-tenth of a mile on Cowen Avenue in San Antonio.

“This is a standard agreement with DOT,” county attorney Adrien Nance said.

The commission signed off on an additional project with the state DOT to improve roads used as school bus routes. The total cost of the school bus road project will be $247,917. The DOT’s share will be 75 percent, or $185,938, and the county matching share will be 25 percent, or $61,979.

The project includes portions of:

• Camino de Sabinal in Sabinal

• Miera Street in San Antonio

• San Acacia Road in San Acacia

•Hop Canyon Road in Magdalena