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Landscape Work On Paseo del Norte/I-25 Begins

Landscape Work On Paseo del Norte/I-25 Begins

$2.4M Project To End Early Fall

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry kicked off construction of the landscaping at Paseo del Norte at Interstate 25 yesterday. Work is expected to be complete early fall.

With cooperation with the Department of Transportation, the project will add approximately 120 trees and more than 900 shrubs in the 10-acre area. With the proximity to Balloon Fiesta Park, the decorative rock mulch designs are inspired by the dynamic patterns of hot-air balloons.

“The City took the lead on getting this intersection reconstructed, and now this landscape project will wrap things up,” Berry said. “This high profile intersection will now have a vibrant hot-air balloon-like landscaping to compliment the roadways and flyovers that serve this the northern gateway into Albuquerque.”

The $2.4 million landscape project was designed by local firm Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller Landscape Architects. MRWM has designed many of Albuquerque’s interstate landscapes and more than 70 miles of medians.

Construction is being done by Lee Landscapes, a local firm known for their landscape work across Albuquerque.

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Dennis Domrzalski is managing editor of ABQ Free Press. Reach him at dennis@freeabq.com.

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