On Monday, the City of Socorro’s Master Sidewalk Plan, which was discussed and approved by the City Council on February 6, 2020, broke ground on construction.
“Overall, this effort allows better access to jobs, schools, and other services while decreasing the cost of moving people, goods, and services,” city officials add.
“This project is aligned with the City Council’s goals of creating a more mobile city offering multimodal forms of transportation specifically in the areas of most need which have been identified in our older neighborhoods.”
The project broke ground Monday, with improvements taking place at the Flor Del Sol Rd. This project is the first of it’s type to be funded
directly by the City without federal tax dollars to directly assist the community of Socorro.
This project will add over $700,000 of infrastructure and was designed to be the most impactful by dividing the efforts into 12 sections, including Walcott, Flor del Sol, Zebu, Welletka, Middle Drain part 1, Middle Drain part 2, N. Moon Part 1, Part 2, Richardson, Jewel, and Patti Jo.
City officials say the plan identified gaps in service which could be addressed with this project and would allow for the promotion of walking as a safe and viable mode of transportation. In addition, the plan expands opportunities for economic development and city revitalization by increasing community connectivity and capitalize on the values of community amenities such as the bike-share path.