Work begins on new gas line in New Mexico


Work has started on a $60 million pipeline being constructed to carry natural gas from north of Albuquerque to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

New Mexico Gas Co. announced this week the line stretching from the city of Bernalillo to Santa Fe will increase capacity for natural gas customers in the northern part of the state.

A New Mexico utility has started work on a major infrastructure project that will stretch from Bernalillo to Santa Fe. Customers in Native American pueblos and communities as far north as Taos, Questa and Red River will be affected according to the Associated Press.

As part of the $60 million project, crews will be installing a larger diameter pipeline on an existing route that spans about 35 miles (56 kilometers) along Interstate 25. Officials say the work will not interfere with traffic along the highway, but motorists can expect construction signs and turning trucks on nearby roadways as sections of pipe are brought in.

Source: Associated Press