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Road Construction — Oct. 20


October 19, 2013

Area road construction and closure information for this week:


North/South traffic on Martin Luther King will be closed from the main Plains Regional Medical Center entrance to approximately 300 feet south of the intersection. Primary access to the hospital during all construction phases of the project will be on 21st Street. The public is asked to obey all construction signs and seek an alternate route when possible.

For questions regarding this matter, please contact Justin Howalt, City Engineer, at 575-769-2376 or via email at

Curry County

Curry County Road Department will be working on Curry Road D from the Airport to NM 523.

Curry County Road Department is still shredding bar ditches around the County.

Observe all posted speed limits and use extreme caution around areas workers are present.


Construction on U.S. 70 has traffic keeping to the outside or south lane from Avenue C to Boston Avenue. With this move, traffic will be able to access Avenue A, Main Street, and Abilene off of Second Street. Access to the courthouse square and businesses on Avenue A and Main Street will be available off of First Street. Expect some congestion in this area.

For up-to-date information on construction projects in New Mexico, go to the NMDOT road advisory website at, http://www.nmroads.comor dial 511. Constructions Inc. also will have updated information on this Facebook page:

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

— Wire reports


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