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The Hub City Celebrates a New Eagle Water Tank

BELEN, NM (August 6, 2015) – The City of Belen gathered to celebrate a huge milestone this week, as the replacement of the historic Eagle Water Tank has been completed.  The tank provides critical water storage for the City of Belen in that it serves the day to day sustenance of the residents, local businesses and the school system while it also provides fire protection.  From a technical standpoint, after decades of service, the tank was deemed unsafe and in need of replacement due to corrosion of the steel walls.  The new tank has the capacity to hold 750,000 gallons of water. 

The City is very proud of the fact they were able to construct the facility utilizing City funding.  Local officials, including Representative Alonzo Baldonado, highlighted the importance of investing in infrastructure to enhance public safety and expand the City’s economic development opportunities.  Molzen Corbin designed the tank keeping the long-range water infrastructure plans in mind.  As a visible landmark, the new Eagle Water Tank, located west of Interstate 25, is a matter of community pride as it proudly displays the iconic Eagle logo. 

 
   

We proudly provide innovative engineering and architectural solutions that guide New Mexico’s municipalities through growth and change.  We’re honored to serve the City of Belen, Molzen Corbin’s first client, and continue to develop relationships and design infrastructure to protect and purify New Mexico’s most precious resource.

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Officials Break Ground on New Runway in Belen

BELEN, NM (July 27, 2015) – The Belen Alexander Municipal Airport will soon have a new crosswind runway designed by Molzen Corbin.  The runway will provide a crosswind landing option when winds exist from directions that make operations on the existing runway marginal, improving safety for aircraft operations.  The runway will expand airport service by accommodating additional classes of aircraft such as small business jets and turbo-prop aircraft.  In addition to supporting larger and faster aircraft, the additional runway is expected to generate training opportunities for military missions with Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB). 

Local, state, and KAFB representatives attended the groundbreaking ceremony.  The $5 million construction project, supported by state and local funding, is estimated to take four months to complete, and will provide an economic boost for Valencia County.  For local news coverage of the groundbreaking ceremony, visit KOB TV.

 
 

For over half a century, Molzen Corbin has partnered with communities across the State to develop and fund airport projects that fuel economic growth, support tourism and protect public safety. Our experience ranges from small general aviation airports like Belen Alexander to the runway at Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New Santa Fe Interchange

SANTA FE, NM (June 29, 2015) – A groundbreaking ceremony was held this week to celebrate the start of construction on a new interchange in Santa Fe.  The Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) will be located near Santa Fe at the I-25/NM 14 (Cerrillos Road) interchange.  This advancement in interchange design will be the first of its kind in New Mexico.  The DDI will not only improve safety and efficiency, but will also reduce the length and cost of construction.  The New Mexico Department of Transportation selected this design for its ability to accommodate future traffic growth within this developing area of Santa Fe.

Governor Susana Martinez was joined by state, local and federal officials who highlighted the benefits of this $19.8 million project.  The Governor stated, “Our roads are the literal foundation for commerce, and this new interchange will improve safety and allow people and goods to move more efficiently to better accommodate growth.” The project was a combined effort, supported by state and federal funding. 

Department of Transportation Secretary Tom Church and Federal Highway Administration Division Administrator Don Martinez also discussed the enhanced safety performance through fewer or less severe crashes, the reduced operational expenses and the addition of a pedestrian and bicycle trail. 

The DDI was originally developed in Europe and is now being used across the United States. Molzen Corbin designed this state-of-the-art interchange taking into consideration Santa Fe’s future growth and incorporating artwork that celebrates the rich history of the Turquoise Trail.

For more detailed information and construction updates, please visit the project website at: www.santafeddi.com.

For over 55 years, Molzen Corbin has been paving the way to continued economic growth and development for our communities.  From rural streets to urban interchanges; we connect the people of New Mexico. 

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