Monday, October 21, 2013

Public Information and Coordination

Remember back to the year 2000.  I was Mayor and we were facing the reconstruction and modernization of the Big I interchange that melded I-40 and I-25.  There was great anticipation of a city on its knees due to traffic disruptions.  Well, they never occurred because of the ground work done by the City of Albuquerque, the news media, the contractor Twin Mountain Inc., the neighborhood associations and business interests in the city. The homework was really done and every possible means of easing the pain was employed.  It all worked well because of weekly meeting of these groups.

The need for good public information was paramount and it really helped mitigate the traffic flows and deal with problems.

If the Mayor, Contractor, County, and others want to get this Paseo del Norte project smoothed out a little it will take some coordination on an ongoing basis.  Call  up some of the veterans of that year long rebuild of the Big I.  There might be some real experience to call upon.

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