GO Bond: Walking, Jogging, Biking Recreational Trails
Las Cruces voters approved in 2018 the City’s general obligation (GO) bond that included walking, jogging, biking and recreational trails. The trails portion of the GO Bond was approved for $2.7 million. Descriptions for the projects is listed lower on this page.
Several awareness meetings have been hosted by the City of Las Cruces, and because the trails are impacted by other partnering agencies, the project is subject to limitations in any proposed changes suggested by community members. However, anyone who has comments or would like to share concerns about the project should email the Community Engagement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on other GO Bond projects, go to General Obligation Bond Projects.
- EBID permits–Mesilla Drain Trail has been obtained. Armijo Lateral permit has been submitted. Next one will be the Las Cruces Lateral.
- Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Approval
- Amendment to design-build contract.
- City Council approval.
- Begin construction.
Public input meetings took place as follows-
- October 15, 2020 - Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) Meeting
- June 16, 2020 - Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) – presented same information shown on this page, going in depth over interim detour routes and reasoning behind why those were chosen, with future plans to follow the main plan trails along the drains and laterals when funding, time and collaboration with entities (whether it be with the railroad, NMDOT, EBID) happens.
- June 10, 2020 - Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID)- meeting was held to apply for the first leg of the Mesilla drain trail and get permits from EBID. There were many concerns by the farmers and residents. The trail map was revised to end the Mesilla Drain trail at Burn Lake for the time being due to farmers near NM28 being concerned about the trail running along the drain behind their orchard and the plant. The City did get the first permit, and is now working on getting the second permit, which is the Armijo trail. EBID mandates which side of the drain can be used for the lateral. The east side cannot be used because EBID has restricted us to the west side.
- February 20, 2020 - General Public Input meeting
INFORMATION PRESENTED AT BPAC AND PRAB (Click on picture to enlarge map):
|Trail crossings will have signage with Ziggy the Turtle, the Parks and Recreation Department mascot, stop signs for bicyclists before they enter the roadway, bollards, crosswalk signs, advance warning signs, and wayfinding signs.|