## Roger Cox & Associates' "PAA-KO" Development Turnouts Designed Arterial! ##

     The over-building of the Turquoise Trail, apparently with only developers in mind, may likely continue-if citizens are not able to convince the NM Department of Transportation, as well as developers, to adopt and practice Context Sensitive Design (CSD) policies.


Another near half mile is LOST from a National Scenic Byway, the Turquoise Trail, in NM.

Paa-Ko turnout basecourse is spread; view northbound. Photo, December 7, 2002

By early 2003 the asphalt is already spread, as shown below in No. 2--6. Photos, March 16, 2003

1. Still Scenic but for how long?

2. Asphalted, View North from the Eastern roadside

3. View South from the Eastern roadside 

4.  Beyond the asphalt; trees removed & injured

 5. Asphalted, North from the Western roadside

 6. View South from the Western roadside

To: Portions of the Turquoise Trail lost!

To: Other NM Context In-sensitive examples

To: The Turquoise Home Trail Page

To: Billy the Kid Trail (U.S. 70)--threatened NM National Scenic Byway

To: Resources for Saving America's Rural Roads and Communities--a listing.


Comments and opinions here are those of Ross Lockridge, member of Citizens Advisory Committee for the Turquoise Trail of NM.

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