Road maintenance is one of the very core functions of local government.

While it’s good to see Rio Rancho finally moving on some way-overdue projects, one has to wonder why the incumbent mayor has done so little and only now that funds are flowing from the state and federal governments is major work underway.

Road improvements like NM 528 north of Ridgecrest and Idalia Road have not been fixed before now.

The need has been great for so long, and the extra wear and tear on our cars has been a de-facto tax on drivers.

Charles Goodmacher
Rio Rancho