Eddy County Turning to Local Business and Industry for Funding on US 285 Project

EDDY COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE ASKING LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR HELP IMPROVING A BUSY INTERSECTION ON US 285. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

EDDY COUNTY…PARTNERING WITH THE CITY OF CARLSBAD AND VILLAGE OF LOVING TO IMPROVE THE INTERSECTION OF US 285 AND NEW MEXICO 31. A RECENT TRAFFIC STUDY PROJECTS VOLUME AT THE INTERSECITON WILL DOUBLE IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. THE COUNTY IS NOW SEEKING LOCAL BUSINESS AND AREA INDUSTRY FUNDING FOR THE PLANNING PHASE OF THE PROJECT…TO THE TUNE OF 1-POINT 6-MILLION DOLALRS. WE’RE TOLD THE FUNDING HAS TO BE SECURED BY JULY FIRST IN ORDER FOR COUNTY STAFF TO BE ABLE TO TURN IN A FEDERAL GRANT APPLICATION BY MID JULY.