Case Work: Air

Woodward Road Expansion Project

LOCATION: South Valley of Albuquerque
INITIATION DATE: October 2015
CLIENTS/PARTNERS: SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) and individuals
OPPOSING PARTIES: Bernalillo County
STATUS: Ongoing
ATTORNEYS: Jon Block

SUMMARY:

Assist clients with the National Environmental Protection Act process of the Sunport highway expansion before the NM Department of Transportation. The clients’ goal is to prevent the construction of Sunport Boulevard through the San Jose neighborhood.  The project would potentially run from the Sunport exit off I-25 west to the Bosque and Rio Grande. The County is forced to begin NEPA review again. We are waiting for the results from the Federal Highway Administration.

LATEST NEWS:

9/21/2015 – Human Impact Partners conducted a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) with residents of the San Jose neighborhood, local advocacy organizations, and the New Mexico Department of Health, from June to November 2013.
8/4/2015 – Public hearing on Sunport Boulevard extension – full article in Albuquerque Journal.