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NMDOT traffic report for June 20 - July 1

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation asks all motorists to obey all traffic signs, use caution, and watch for heavy equipment and construction personnel in all work zones. PLEASE NOTE: Conditions are subject to change without notice.  Double fines for speeding in work zones in effect.

During backups, use both lanes and take turns merging. Watch for slow moving or stopped traffic. Allow extra time and expect delays.

INTERSTATE

I-40, mile marker 111.043 – 117.000, west of Laguna to Mesita

Mountain States Constructors, Inc. (Contractor) continues roadway reconstruction, ramp rehabilitation and bridge rehabilitation work.  I-40 will be reduced to one lane from 7 am – 6 pm.  The contractor will complete minor work, to include seeding, permanent signing and striping.  Speed reduced to 55 mph through the work zone.

I-40, mile marker 44, Coolidge Interchange

El Terrero Construction, LLC (Contractor) continues work on drainage structures.  Eastbound I-40 is reduced to one lane and detoured onto the westbound median shoulder.  Westbound has both lanes open.  The contractor’s work hours are 7 am - 5 pm, weekdays.

U.S. ROADWAYS

US 491/Carbon Coal Road Intersection, City of Gallup

Fisher Sand & Gravel (Contractor) continues roadway reconstruction, rehabilitation, lighting & signalization work.  The contractor continues work between South Chino Loop and Mentmore Rd.  The trailhead will remain closed.  US 491 is reduced to one lane in each direction through the construction zone.

South Chino Loop will be closed to traffic. Follow detour signs to County Road 7 for business access and Gamerco. Ninth Street will also be closed, east of the US 491 intersection.  Follow detour signs to Coal Basin Road for business access.  The contractor’s work hours are 7 am - 5 pm, weekdays.

US 60, mile marker 17.977 – 24.023 (west of Quemado)

Fisher Sand & Gravel (Contractor) continues roadway rehabilitation work.  US 60 is reduced to one lane in each direction with flagger operations.   The contractor’s work hours are 7 am - 5 pm, weekdays.  Drivers can expect minor delays.

US 180, mile marker 3.152 & 7.903 (west of Luna)

Hasse Contracting (Contractor) began  bridge rehabilitation work June 21.  US 180 will be reduced to one lane in each direction.   The contractor’s work hours are 7 am - 5 pm, weekdays.  Drivers can expect minor delays.

STATE ROADWAYS

NM 53, mile marker 85.400 – 85.900, BNSF Bridge at Exit 85 Grants

Hasse Contracting (Contractor) continues bridge and roadway rehabilitation work.  NM 53 is reduced to one lane in each direction over both bridges.  Speed reduced to 35 mph through the work zone. The contractor’s work hours are 7 am - 5pm, weekdays.

NM 53, mile marker 15.500 – 19.500, east of Zuni Pueblo

Median Contracting, Inc. (Contractor) continues roadway reconstruction and drainage structure improvement work.  NM 53 will be reduced to one lane in each direction via a traffic signal.

Only one direction of traffic will be allowed through the construction zone at a time. To avoid collision please do not run red lights and be patient for traffic signals to turn green.

Speed reduced to 35 mph.  The contractor’s work hours are 7 am - 5 pm, weekdays.

NM 602, mile marker 6.00 – 12.00, north of Jct. NM 602/NM 53

NMDOT Maintenance Crews have begun chip seal operations on NM 602.  NM 602 will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  A pilot vehicle will guide traffic through the work zone.  Expect minor delays.

Work hours are 7 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday.

NM 122, mile marker 12.00 – 15.00, between Thoreau and Prewitt

NMDOT Maintenance Crews have begun pavement preservation work on NM 122.  NM 122 will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  Flag personnel will guide traffic through the work zone.  Expect minor delays.

Work hours are 7am-5:30pm, Monday through Thursday.

To help with travel plans and avoid delays, visit www.nmroads.com .

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