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Albuquerque International Sunport Celebrates 75 Years
Team Molzen Corbin

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (September 27, 2014) - The Aviation Department hosted a celebration honoring 75 years of aviation excellence at the Albuquerque International Sunport. Members from Molzen Corbin participated in the Sunport Tug and Run which included an airplane pull competition. The excited participants pulled a Boeing 747 twenty-five feet in record time and won first place honors. The family-friendly event is one of several events held this year to commemorate the long-standing history of aviation in New Mexico. Proceeds from the event went to Kennel Kompadres, Inc., a local animal shelter.

Congratulations to the Albuquerque International Sunport for 75 years of aviation excellence!


Molzen Corbin Design Wins First Place in AASHTO Regional Awards
Design and construction team members

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (July 16, 2014) - The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with Molzen Corbin was recognized for their design/project management achievements on the I-10/I-25 Systems Interchange in Las Cruces. The Western American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WAASHTO) announced at their annual conference in Albuquerque, NM that the NMDOT tied for the top award with Arizona DOT in the 2014 America’s Transportation Award for Under Budget in the Medium Project category.

The award was given for the redesign of the I-10/I-25 Interchange in Las Cruces, which was designed by New Mexico based Civil Engineering/Architecture firm, Molzen Corbin and Associates along with the NMDOT’s South Region Design Center (SRD).
AASHTO announced that there were a total of 73 projects nominated consisting of three categories. The I-10/I-25 Systems Interchange was the regional winner in the category mentioned above and will be voted on for possible inclusion in the Top Ten projects that will be announced in early September the AASHTO annual meeting in Charlotte, NC.
The following are members of the design and construction team (pictured l-r):
Jerry B. Paz, Vice President, Molzen Corbin
Sherri Holliefield, NMDOT, South Region Project Development Engineer
Fredrick G. "Bud" Wright, Executive Director, AASHTO
Harold Love, NMDOT, D1 Engineering
Tom Church, NMDOT Cabinet Secretary
Filiberto Castorena, NMDOT D1 ADE - Construction
Leandro Montoya, III, NMDOT Const. Project Mgr.
Michael W. Hancock, AASHTO President
For additional information please contact Bridget M. Spedalieri, NMDOT District One Public Information Officer at (575) 525-7340.


Molzen Corbin Awarded Valley Drive Alignment Study

LAS CRUCES, NM (June 11, 2014) - Molzen Corbin was recently selected to develop a cornerstone alignment study along Valley Drive (NM 188) in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  

Funded by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), the analysis (Project Number LC00120) will look at access management and storm drainage along Valley Drive, an historic segment of old U.S. Route 85 (NM 188) that now runs through a busy business district and residential neighborhood. 

The area to be analyzed lies between the intersection of NM 28 and Hickory Loop, continues along Valley Drive (NM 188) and ends at the intersection of Valley Drive and US 70. The roadway lacks curbs, gutters and sidewalks, reflecting construction norms at the time it was built 50 years ago when the population of Las Cruces was a mere 29,000 – one-third what it is now. Molzen Corbin’s research will seek innovative contemporary solutions for new traffic, business accessibility and safety demands. 

This study marks Phase 2 of an ongoing commitment from the state of New Mexico to improving Valley Drive. Molzen Corbin previously partnered with the state for Phase 1 two years ago, south of Picacho Street.

For more than 50 years, Molzen Corbin has provided exceptional engineering, architecture and planning services to New Mexico towns, villages, cities, Native American tribes and pueblos, universities and state agencies. Our success is rooted in the strong relationships we've cultivated during our long history in the state. At Molzen Corbin you're more than a client - you're a friend.