Case Work: Air

Sunport Boulevard Extension Project

LOCATION: South Valley of Albuquerque
INITIATION DATE: September 2015
CLIENTS/PARTNERS: SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) and individuals
OPPOSING PARTIES: Bernalillo County
STATUS: Closed


The Law Center is representing SWOP and two individuals in opposition to the proposed highway expansion. Clients live in the San Jose community and would receive the greatest potential adverse impacts of the project. The original project would have run from the Sunport exit off I-25 west to Broadway, but Bernalillo County added a further extension down Woodward Street to the Bosque and Rio Grande.



07/31/2018 – Public comment period closes. Jon Block, Staff Attorney, submitted extensive comments on the 2018 Environmental Assessment  for our clients, SouthWest Organizing Project and Steven and Esther Abeyta.
07/19/2018 – Public meeting on the 2018 Environmental Assessment required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that treats the Sunport Boulevard Extension and Woodward Road Improvements projects as a single project.  Read our press release.
05/01/2018 – Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller sent a letter to the Federal Highway Administration withdrawing City support for the Sunport project.
07/21/2016 – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) notifies the NM Department of Transportation that they cannot have an Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement on the Sunport Extension Project separately from the Woodward Road project. FHWA Letter to the NMDOT
09/21/2015 – Filed comments on the Bernalillo County-URS/AECOM (“BernCo/URS”) Sunport Extension Project Revised Environmental Assessment (“REA”).  REA Comments on Sunport Expansion