Meridian Contracting broke ground on a $2.4-million, ARRA-funded project to build a pedestrian overpass at the Belen Rail Runner Station. It is expected to be complete by this November.

A ramp and stairs will lead directly from the Rail Runner station to the overpass, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to cross Reinken Avenue and access First or Second streets via a lighted and completely ADA-accessible walkway. The design includes architectural features that reflect Belen’s history.