There seems to be no real hard look at the causes of having to come up with $360,000,000 for a new interchange at Paseo Del Norte and I-25. The media just ignores it. The cost of this one interchange is on a par with the Big I interchange constructed in Albuquerque in 2000. The legislature just chipped in millions to help Albuquerque fund its construction.
It is interesting to note that this issue is so paramount at this point. In 2007 there was not much being said about it prior to the meltdown. Things were still booming then and it was the hidden skeleton in the closet. Ignorance is bliss.