Pipeline update: boring near visitor center

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Even as heavy rainfall poured over New Mexico and Taos County last week, construction crews on the natural gas pipeline rerouting project remain on schedule, according to Tim Korte, spokesperson for New Mexico Gas Company.

Underground boring continues under the entrance to the Bureau of Land Management’s Río Grande Gorge Visitor Center in Pilar and the installed pipeline now stretches from the north end of the project to the “quarry road” near mile marker 29 on State Road 68, Korte said.

An agreement to support traffic patrols near the work zone has been completed with Taos County Sheriff’s Office. A similar agreement is in place with New Mexico State Police. “We are grateful for the assistance of law enforcement to monitor traffic and promote safety within the construction corridor,” Korte said.

Find updates from the gas company on Twitter @nmgasco, nmgco.com or Facebook at “New Mexico Gas Co.” If you’re driving through the Río Grande Gorge and have concerns about something you see, alert The Taos News by emailing chooks@taosnews.com or calling (575) 758-2241.

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