deliverygirl: would you mind contacting me by email to discuss your post? Our law firm is investigating this situation on behalf of the deceased's family. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.A few facts for consideration.
Intersections require a visability triangle for safety. The visability triangle on the corner of Quail Run and Old Pecos Trail currently has a 6'x10'x34' pile of dirt obstructing the views of both north bound traffic on OPT and drivers exiting Quail Run.
The dirt is from a water line installation project for the Homewise affordable housing development on Old Las Vegas Highway. Homewise contracted with an Albuquerque company for the installation. It is not a City project.
The Homewise final development plan which was approved by the City showed the water line connection on Old Santa Fe Trail.
Homewise saved $50,000 by moving the water line to Old Pecos Trail after the final plan approval.
The City Council was noticed prior to approval of the annexation and final Homewise development plan that the OPT corridor was a major safety concern and that the New Mexico Transporation Department had declared the Old Las Vegas Highway and Old Pecos Trail crossing a "failed intersection".
In my opinion, it was irresponsible of the City to approve this development without having safe infrastructure in place for the citizens who travel this road daily. Many of these are residents of Quail Run, Sol y Lomas and Eldorado, all communities that have existed for 20 years or longer.
Homewise and the City should be held accountable for this tragedy.
My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Ms. Wilkes and I pray they find peace.
Full story: The Santa Fe New Mexican
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