Traffic Report for week of June 6th to 13th, 2021
In all construction zones, motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, as well as continue to be cautious of heavy equipment and construction personnel in the area. PLEASE NOTE: Conditions are subject to change without notice. Double fines for speeding in work zones may be in effect.
White Sands Missile Range Notification
For information regarding closures, you may call WSMR at 678-1178 or 678-2222 for updates.
I-25 & University Ave, Mile Marker 1, Las Cruces LC000250
La Calerita Construction, LLC (Contractor) will have the following closure in place. I-25 is reduced to one lane in both directions near University Ave for construction of concrete wall barrier and bridge piers in the median and additional construction activities for another 1 to 3 weeks, through mid to late June.
Access from University Ave to the southbound I-25 on-ramp is through the Triviz/University intersection and the new south roundabout. Detour signage is in place.
Regular work hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. although crews may work longer hours or on Saturdays as needed. Traffic control will remain in place 24/7. Questions or concerns: visit www.i25-university.com.
I-25, Mile Marker 34 to 39, Rincon
Mountain States Constructors, Inc. (Contractor) will begin work on I-25 north of Las Cruces from milepost 34 to 39. The contractor will begin detour crossovers in the median, traffic will be shifted to the right lane in both directions. Hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic control will remain in place 24/7.
I-25, Mile Marker 106 to 108, Nogal Canyon
Wood Environmental & Infrastructure (Contractor) will have lane closures on various lanes for geotechnical and pavement boring samples. Speed limits will be reduced to 55 miles per hours. Hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting on Monday June 7th through Thursday, June 10.
I-10, Mile Marker 21 to 25, Lordsburg
AUI, Inc. (Contractor) has begun work on I-10 in Lordsburg from milepost 21 to 25. Starting on June 7th Main Street will be closed to all traffic below the bridge between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. for bridge demolition. Both on and off-ramps will be open in either direction to access the interstate. Detour signage will be in place to direct traffic towards alternate routes. Animas St. will be unaffected and can be utilized in place of Main St. Traffic control will remain in place 24/7.
I-10, Mile Marker 95 to 96, Deming
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be performing Bridge Deck repairs at milepost 95.9 (east of Deming) on I-10. Speed limits will be reduced. Traffic will encounter a lane drop as needed on the driving right lane. Hours of operation will be from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.
I-10, Mile Marker 29 to 42, Lordsburg
L & J, (Contractor) will be working on water gaps from milepost 29 to 42, east of Lordsburg. Shoulder work ahead signage will be in place as needed. Contractor’s hours of operation will be from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday.
US 180, Mile Marker 114 to 115, Silver CityCN1101450
James Hamilton Construction Company (Contractor) will be continuing roadwork on US 180. Traffic can expect a lane closure on the eastbound and westbound lanes as well as shoulder work throughout the intersection on US 180 and 32nd Street. Contractor hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. This project is estimated to be completed by summer 2021.
US 180, Mile Marker 115 to 117, Silver City
James Hamilton Construction Company (Contractor) will have lane closures in affect on US 180 from 32nd street to Morales Road starting Thursday, June 10th at 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm nightly for the Southwest Horseman’s Association Rodeo. Speed limit will be reduced to 45 miles per hour with no left-hand U-turns allowed in traffic control. Lane closures will be in place until Sunday June 13.
Lohman Avenue ADA Safety Improvements, Las Cruces
A-Mountain Construction (Contractor) will be continuing with the replacement of curb ramps in accordance with Public Right-of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) on June 6, 2021 at Lohman Ave over Interstate 25. Improvements will be made overnight from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The westbound turning lanes to the on/off ramps will be reduced to one lane during construction. This project is expected to be completed by Monday, June 7 by 6:00 a.m.
NM 146, Mile Marker 13 to 18, North of Hachita
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be performing “Crack Sealing operations” on NM 146 from milepost 13 to 18 in Hidalgo Co just south of I-10 and north of Hachita. Speed limits will be reduced. Traffic will encounter a flagging operation Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
NM 152 Bridge Replacement, Hillsboro
The Federal Highway Administration ‐ Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA‐CFLHD) has started replacement of truss bridges project on NM 152. The two existing bridges on NM 152 are between Hillsboro and Kingston. The bridges are located five (MP 46) and seven (MP43) miles west of Hillsboro within Sierra County. The contractor has begun constructing detours on NM 152. Slow down and use caution in the area. Watch for shoulder work and large trucks turning on the roadway. Crews have closed the bridge near milepost 43. A shoo-fly style detour as well as temporary traffic signals will be in place 24/7 for traffic control. Contractor’s hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
NM 404 and I-10 Bridge Replacement, Anthony E100202
AUI, Inc. (Contractor) is continuing with roadwork and replacement of the NM 404 Bridge over I-10 at milepost 162, Anthony exit. Detours for I-10 EB exit/entrance ramps at the Anthony exit are now in operation, motorists should be on alert for the new traffic pattern at the intersection with NM 404. Traffic should expect lane closures on I-10 eastbound and westbound. Hours of operation will be from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic control will remain in place 24/7.
NM 187 “El Camino Real”, Mile Marker 16.93 to 31.1, Arrey-Caballo CN1101370
FNF Construction, Inc. (Contractor) has begun the replacement of Bridges located in Arrey and Caballo. This project has 6 structures that will get replaced, three of them bridges (Trujillo Canyon MP 17.1, Seco Creek MP 26.6, and King Canyon MP 30.8) additionally three others are concrete box replacements at milepost 19.52, 22.24 & 22.76. Detours will be put in place onto I-25 from EXIT 59 (Caballo) to EXIT 63 (Hillsboro) and where it allows a shoo-fly style detour around the structure. Traffic will need to utilize I-25 exit 63 and 59 to access locations on NM 187 for both sides of the bridge. A shoo-fly diversion is in place at King Canyon (MP 30.8), Seco Creek (MP 26.6). Contractor’s hours of operation will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.
Chip Seal Projects, Grant Co:
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be performing “Chip Sealing and Brooming” operations in Grant Co. Speed limits will be reduced, no center stripe with loose gravel on roadway. Traffic will encounter lane drops with pilot car and flagging operations.
Roadways affected will be:
NM 211 from milepost 0 to 6, in Gila, ready for fog sealing operations
NM 153 from milepost 0 to 3.7, Turkey Creek Road, ready for fog sealing operations
NM 293 from milepost 0 to 4.9, Box Canyon Road, ready for fog sealing operations
NM 78 from milepost 0 to 15, Mule Creek Road, ready for fog sealing operations
NM 159 from milepost 12 to 0, Mogollon
The Gila National Forrest has alerts on place on NM 52 & NM 59 intersection and also the NM 52 & NM 163 intersection. Roadway is closed with only local traffic recommended; Visibility may be low due to smoke from the Doagy Fire.
City of Las Cruces Projects:
Tashiro Drive is scheduled to undergo utilities and roadway reconstruction by Morrow Enterprises, Inc., as part of the City of Las Cruces Tashiro Drive Widening Project. Work will begin Monday, October 26, 2020, and the closure is estimated to last approximately 9 months in duration. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. During construction, access to Tashiro Drive from North Valley Drive, or North Motel Boulevard, will not be permitted, signage and detours will be present directing traffic around the closure by way of West Picacho Avenue. Access to the Field of Dreams Facility and Baseball Complex will be available through the parking lot entrance north of Tashiro Drive on North Motel Boulevard. Tashiro Drive, from Motel Boulevard to Horseback Drive, will also have lane closures beginning Monday, April 5, 2021 which are estimated to last approximately 3 months in duration, two way traffic will be maintained.
Van Patten Avenue
Van Patten Avenue from N. Reymond St. to N. Alameda Blvd. is scheduled to undergo roadway and utility improvements by DuCross Construction, LLC as part of the City of Las Cruces Van Patten Avenue Reconstruction Project. Work will begin Monday, November 2, 2020, and the closure is estimated to last approximately 4 months in duration. During construction, access to Van Patten Avenue will not be permitted to through traffic. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained. Sidewalks will be closed in areas for construction and for the safety of the public. Signage and detours will be present directing traffic around the work zone.
For more information log onto www.nmroads.com or call 511.
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