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Area Road Construction — Aug. 18


August 17, 2013

Area road construction and closure information for this week:

City of Clovis

Norris Street is now open from Lew Wallace Drive to Wilhite Road. Minor construction activities will remain ongoing so please adhere to all construction signing and markings.

Should you have any questions contact Justin Howalt at 769-2376 or via email at

Curry County

Curry County Road Department will be preparing Curry Road D from State Road 523 to Curry Road 14 for chip seal and installing culverts at Curry Road 12 and Curry Road E. Be aware of workers and heavy equipment in those areas.

The county is still shredding bar ditches and patching pot holes. Observe all posted speed limits and use extreme caution around areas workers are present.

State and Federal

In Portales, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and Constructors Inc. say in addition to construction work downtown Monday, crews will begin removing asphalt on First Street between Avenue B and Avenue C, on Second Street in front of the businesses, and from Avenue A to Boston. With the construction continuing in this area expect the temporary closure of Main Street off Third Street with no through traffic onto Main Street. The traffic signals on Second Street will also be removed. Expect some congestion in this area. This closure will remain in effect all of August.

For up-to-date information on construction projects in New Mexico, go to the NMDOT road advisory website at or dial 511. Constructors Inc. will have updated information on this Facebook page:

Anyone with questions or comments regarding this project may contact Richard Gonzales, project manager for the NMDOT at (575) 356-0047 or John Guldemann, project manager for Constructors, Inc. at (575) 356-9096.


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