FROM MIKE ENGLISH ASSISTANT EDITOR ALBUQUERQUE BUSINESS FIRST
In a 4-2 vote, the Rio Rancho Governing Body voiced its support for extending Paseo del Volcan from Rio Rancho to Interstate 40, according to a report in the Albuquerque Journal.
The resolution commits no money to the project.
Mayor Gregg Hull, who sponsored the measure, said the road would open tens of thousands of acres for development, attract jobs, improve traffic flow and provide another route to the area. City Manager Keith Riesberg and Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Debbi Moore also threw their support to the project.
“This is crucial to who we will become,” Moore said.
Councilors Chuck Wilkins and Mark Scott cast the dissenting votes.