- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Construction of a new multiuse trail in Albuquerque’s popular Bosque along the Rio Grande between Central Avenue and Interstate 40 has run into a snag.

The City Council voted 5-3 Wednesday night to suspend work on the project, which includes building a 6-foot-wide trail covered by crushed rock. It’d replace a dirt path.

However, Mayor Richard Berry’s office released a statement suggesting that Berry might veto bill but still have park staff meet again with project opponents.

Conservationists contend the project will ruin the Bosque, and City Council member Isaac Benton says the city didn’t finish its public comment process.

City officials hope having one main trail will keep people from wandering off paths and disturbing the habitat.

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