City officials in Las Cruces are considering where to relocate the city's giant statue of a roadrunner.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the 20-foot-tall, 40-foot-long statue is currently in the backyard of its creator, artist Olin Calk.
The statue was completed in 1993 as part of a recycling education program and was stationed that year at what was then the Las Cruces Foothills Landfill as a way to encourage creative recycling projects.
It moved in 2001 to a rest area just west of Las Cruces off I-10 where it became a familiar landmark to thousands of travelers.
The city has paid $26,000 to remove and reconstruct the statue.
City officials are considering several sites, including the rest stop, to relocate the statute.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News.
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