Intersection of Unser Blvd. and Paseo del Volcan. (Michaela Helean/Observer)


The Sandoval County Commission approved funds on Oct.26 for Huitt Zollars to start work on the design and construction phase of the Paseo del Volcan extension.

“What great news this is to be able to start the next phase of Paseo del Volcan,” said Commissioner Michael Meek.

The county plans to extend Paseo del Volcan to Rainbow Blvd. from Unser Blvd. Read the Observer’s coverage of the planning phase here.

Public Works advertised Sandoval County’s on-call engineering firms for this project and only had one response, which was Huitt Zollars.

According to the full commission agenda, the New Mexico Department of Transportation has awarded Sandoval County an agreement in the amount of $2.78 million to acquire rights of way, and to plan, design and build improvements to Paseo Del Volcan from Unser Blvd to Rainbow Blvd.

Huitt Zollars was awarded $936,396.10 for the project, which includes New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax for the Design and Construction Phase of Paseo Del Volcan from Unser to Rainbow.