Albuquerque Journal (March 14, 2015)

The Rio Rancho Governing Body has taken a stand in support of the effort to complete Paseo del Volcan, albeit on a split vote.

Governing body members voted 4-2 in favor of a resolution supporting construction of the road from Interstate 40 to Unser Boulevard. Currently, the only existing piece of PdV is in Rio Rancho.

Councilors Chuck Wilkins and Mark Scott cast the dissenting votes.

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 said he knew of major employers looking at large tracts of land in the PdV corridor in the past two years.

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