Pipeline update: Week of Nov. 16


The construction zone for the natural gas pipeline in the Rio Grande Gorge has moved south and is now positioned about a half-mile on either side of Mile Marker 27 on State Road 68, according to Tim Korte, spokesperson for New Mexico Gas Company.

"Progress is continuing thanks in part to favorable weather with cold mornings but generally sunny days. With temperatures turning cooler, some of the discussion at the daily safety briefing has included tips to guard against cold-weather maladies such as hypothermia and frostbite," said Korte.

"To complete the project, crews must reach a location just south of Mile Marker 24," he 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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Meg Scherch-Peterson

Thanks for providing this update, of interest to many in Taos. Next time (or perhaps someone could update this report?), how about letting folks know where "mile marker 27" and "mile marker 24" are located? Otherwise, these marker numbers don't convey any information to the average reader. Landmarks, however, do. For example, how far south from Pilar? how far south from Quartzite put-in and take-out site? where in relation to Rinconado? County line?

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