Eddy County seeks $300M for infrastructure projects from 2023 to 2027

Eddy County sought $300 million for infrastructure projects.

Four road projects included in Eddy County’s Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) would cost $200 million. Those projects would be executed from 2023 through 2027, read a document submitted to Eddy County’s Board of County Commissioners by Steve McCroskey, Eddy County Community Services assistant director.

The largest project on the list is intersection improvements to New Mexico State Road 31 and United States Highway 285.

Eddy County asked for $70 million in total from 2023 through 2025. Since 2019, Eddy County secured $4.2 million for the project near Loving.

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The County sought $45 million for work on the Southeast Loop Road near Carlsbad. Since 2014, Eddy County acquired $5.1 million in funds for that project.

Eddy County Public Works Director Jason Burns said work on the Southeast Loop Road was ongoing.

“That one is progressing along very well,” he said.

Eddy County Public Works Director Jason Burns said his department submitted some items for the County's Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan from 2023 through 2027.

Burns was focused on funding for a Southwest Loop Road near Carlsbad. Per the ICIP, a total of $60 million was requested for phase one from the 2023 fiscal year through the 2025 fiscal year.

“We’re anticipating breaking ground on that this month,” he said.

Another $25 million was requested from fiscal year 2023 through fiscal year 2026, the ICIP document indicated.