ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham stated the state is committing $1.7 million to restore a collapsed bridge in Roswell and implement further flood mitigation methods within the space.
Lujan Grisham made the announcement Saturday subsequent to the broken bridge in northeast Roswell.
Town has acquired shut to a few inches of rain thus far this 12 months and started experiencing intense flooding following extreme torrential rainfall final 12 months.
The $1.7 million is coming from the New Mexico Division of Transportation’s State Street Fund.
The funding will go to repairing the bridge and implementing flood mitigation measures to be forward of the curve earlier than the subsequent main storm hits, in line with Lujan Grisham.
“The extra we put into communities, in order that we have now protected roads, protected bridges, protected flood mitigation, the higher it’s for these communities,” she stated.
The bridge beforehand collapsed as a result of flooding in 2013. Whereas it was changed, further modifications to handle the flooding vulnerabilities weren’t applied, in line with Albuquerque TV station KOB.
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