The New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin crack sealing work on U.S. 60, from mile post 339 to mile post 381, between Ft. Sumner and Clovis. Work on this $1.8 million project will begin on Monday, February 16 and is expected to last three to four weeks.
“Sealing pavement cracks is important to prevent water from entering the base or subbase of the pavement and can extend the pavements life up to three to five years,” said Gary Shubert District Engineer. “When water is kept out, pavement deterioration is slowed dramatically and this reduces maintenance costs in the future.”
The work will consist of preparing and cleaning cracks and joints in the existing pavement surface and sealing the cracks with hot-poured sealant. This rehabilitation work will extend the service life of the roadway by reducing water infiltration into the pavement layers.
“I want to commend the Department of Transportation District Two for working so hard to provide a better transportation system for all our citizens,” said Johnny Cope Transportation Commission Chairman. “It’s their (NMDOT) continued commitment to transportation that keeps our roads safe and passable.”
During the project motorists can expect a one-lane closure and short delays between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Drivers are asked to watch for construction personnel working in the area, observe temporary construction signing, and reduce speed to the posted speed limits.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation is committed to the safety of the traveling public and thanks you for your cooperation during this project.
Questions may be directed to David Dawson, Project Manager, at (575) 637-7811, Jeff Anderson, Assistant Project Manager, at (575) 637-7814, or Manon Arnett, Public Information Officer for the New Mexico Department of Transportation District Two, at (575) 637-7200.