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First Of Its Kind Public Participation Meeting on Valley Drive 7:00pm Tuesday, November 18

The New Mexico Department of Transportation officials along with staff members from the City of Las Cruces and Molzen Corbin are inviting the public to participate in the first-of-its-kind project development meeting for New Mexico. The meeting will provide input on an upcoming improvement project for a portion of Valley Drive from US 70/Picacho Avenue to Avenida de Mesilla, and Avenida de Mesilla to Hickory Loop. This project is just in the study phase so public input will help shape the improvements to the roadway.  The project goals are to improve safety, improve access and address drainage issues. 

The meeting is scheduled in two parts in order to cover all aspects of discussion which will begin at 7:00 p.m. November 18th. What make this meeting extraordinary is that residents will have the option to watch the meeting live from home on a local TV channel 98, or on the internet, where they can also participate in the meeting by placing a call to (575) 312-3589. The public will able to ask questions or give input via Facebook, Twitter and email – making this a true multi-media event.

These are the multiple ways to participate in the meeting, starting 7 p.m. on Nov. 18:

-          Tune in to Comcast Channel 98 (The Las Cruces Channel)

-          Call in your questions and comments to (575) 312-3589

-          Tweet at us @LCvalleydrive

-          Post a message on our “Valley Drive Project” Facebook page

-          Attend a broadcast location site at MacArthur Elementary School

“We really encourage businesses, residents who live in the area, parents who use nearby schools and anyone with an interest in the project to tune in November 18th and express their concerns,” said Wyatt Kartchner, PE, of the Molzen Corbin design team. “We’re doing everything we can to make this the easiest possible way to attend a public meeting. We hope the people will support this with their participation.

For information regarding this project visit, or questions regarding the meeting can be submitted via email to .

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.