The state of New Mexico is providing $40 million in grants for the construction of a new road to make Farmington accessible, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced. The Farmington infrastructure project will commence as early as the spring of 2023 and will be done in three phases.

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The major roads that connect Farmington, Aztec and Bloomfield, make a big circle on a map – leaving residents living in the center no direct way to get to town.

For many years, the city of Farmington and San Juan County have been looking to extend Pinon Hills Boulevard from Main Street all the way to the more rural area of Wild Flower Parkway, in order to fix this problem.

But now that dream is becoming a reality. The governor announced that the state will invest because the new roads are critical for a growing community.

It’s not just a road, but a path towards building a stronger economy. “People will actually go to work making the road improvements and putting a bridge in, so you know, its 100s of jobs right now in this community – these construction jobs are high wage paying jobs and careers for New Mexicans,” Lujan Grisham added.