New 4 Corners monument construction starts

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CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) -- A new Four Corners monument is under construction at the site where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet.

The project broke ground Feb. 10 after more than a decade of disputes and funding issues with the four states and two tribes involved.

The monument will include a larger plaza, an improved vendor village and an interpretive center with restrooms.

The Four Corners Heritage Council says it has confirmed with the federal Bureau of Land Management that the monument is in the correct spot, despite recent questions about the exact location.

Some experts said last year that the Four Corners marker is off-target by between 1,800 feet and 2 1/2 miles.

It is the only place where four U.S. states meet.

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Information from: Cortez Journal, http://www.cortezjournal.com/

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