After suffering the necessary short-term pain for long-term gain, South Valley residents (and bicycle riders) are now enjoying the completion of Phase I of the Barcelona Road Storm Drain Project (proving again that there are no roadway projects in the SV, only “storm drain projects”).
Don’t ya love photos of new bike lane striping? Well, as Frank Zappa once sang, “here’s some more.”
While the stretch of Barcelona improved in Phase I is short, the improvements are important and many:
- New sidewalk and bike lane anywhere on Barcelona is great!
- This includes the area in front of Barcelona Elementary School.
- Logistically, connecting a newly repaved Del Rio to Barcelona to Joe Sanchez makes it far easier to get from Rio Bravo to Blake, site of another
roadstorm drain project, and from there to Foothill SW, the fabulous newly repaved north/south street we raved about earlier here at Better Burque.
We’ve been complaining down here in the South Valley about all the simultaneous
road storm drain projects, but seeing the end result of Barcelona Phase I (and the near completion of Blake construction phases going west to Coors Blvd.) turns those whiny complaints into safer driving, walking and cycling.
Keep up the good work, Bernalillo County!