Concerns over Paseo Del Norte Project

Posted at: 06/25/2014 8:48 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Some business owners near the Paseo Del Norte project say the construction is starting to threaten their safety.

The off-ramp for I-25 traffic on the frontage road northbound near the Paseo light is now about 20 feet away from the entrance gate for several businesses.

People who work there say they're concerned that when they slow down to turn into the lot, fast moving freeway traffic is going to slam into them.

"This is just a nightmare, we've been down a gate for three weeks now and something has got to happen," Mike Gorenflo with Equipment Specialties Co., Inc. said.

The NM Department of Transportation spokeswoman Melissa Dosher drove the area for herself and said it is absolutely a problem and it will be fixed.  Dosher says they will completely refigure the in and out points to the business complex this weekend.