Hull overpass closed for safety reasons

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A state engineer recommended closing the Hull St. overpass after an analysis of the 46-year-old structure revealed it was unsafe for travel, according to Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials said Wednesday the Hull Street overpass will be closed indefinitely until […]

Traffic possibly diverted due to overpass work

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Hull Street overpass traffic could be diverted on Tuesday when Department of Transportation and Public Works workers begin a project to remove damaged concrete beneath the overpass. After Wednesday’s Public Works Committee meeting, Interim Public Works Director Clint Bunch said the concrete on the underside of the bridge is […]

Bridge dedicated in memory of fallen soldier

By 2nd Lt. Bryan Bouchard, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — More than 100 people attended the grand opening Jan. 25 of a bridge and an overpass dedicated to a Luke Air Force Base pilot who was killed in Iraq the same month construction began on the overpass in November […]

Luke AFB dedicates overpass to husband of Clovis native

CNJ staff An overpass was dedicated Friday to Maj. Troy L. Gilbert, who died Nov. 27, 2006, when the plane he was piloting crashed in Iraq, according to 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at Luke. Gilbert was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed while he was providing close-air support to special operations forces about […]

Overpass opening official

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle City and state officials cut the ribbon Tuesday at the opening of the N.M. 467 overpass. The project took about nine months. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Residents living south of the N.M. 467 overpass are enjoying the new stretch of steel and concrete that allows them to cruise […]

N.M. 467 overpass near completion

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The N.M. 467 overpass is set to open in June, according to project manager Patrick Garcia. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By CNJ staff The N.M. 467 railroad overpass is in the final phases of construction and will be open in June, according to the project superintendent Mike Barnes. The $3.6 million project, which began […]

April 8, 1987

Business owners along South Prince were concerned about plans to build a railroad overpass to Brady Avenue. Officials said vehicles could be rerouted up to two years during construction Increased traffic and frequent flooding at the underpass were among reasons for the proposed change. … Chester and Edna Fitz praised Clovis firefighters in a letter […]

N.M. 467 overpass on track

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The $3.6 million N.M. 467 overpass is scheduled to be completed by June 1, according to state officials. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The state is on target to complete the N.M. 467 railroad overpass on time, according to a state official. The $3.6 million project, which began in […]

Paving the way

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksWalter Nowelll of the New Mexico Department of Transportation performs a test on a batch of asphalt to determine its density. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Walter Nowell shares many similarities with the asphalt he tests daily. His physical build is compact and strong and his demeanor is unyielding and […]

County marks overpass groundbreaking

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleirt is shoveled Thursday to symbolize the start of the N.M. 467 railroad overpass project. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Fluffy white clouds, a clear blue sky and a light breeze created a pleasant atmosphere for the N.M. Road 467 railroad overpass groundbreaking held Thursday at the future construction site. […]

Highway 467 overpass delayed

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Groundbreaking on the state Road 467 overpass is delayed because construction bids didn’t meet budget requirements, according to Curry County Road Superintendent Danny Davis. Davis reported state road department officials plan to award the contract next week for the $3.65 million project. Groundbreaking is scheduled for mid- to late […]

City pursuing overpass funds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Clovis city commissioners chose a railroad overpass project over three other less extensive projects to submit for a Community Development Block Grant at Thursday night’s regular commission meeting. According to commissioners, they opted for the overpass construction project because it benefits the most people in the community and has […]

Death intriguing because it’s unknown to people

Ryn Gargulinski Dead things surround us: The mosquito squished on the windshield. The tomato that rots in the fridge. This morning’s mouse stuck fast on a glue trap. OK, the mouse was only half-dead and still squirmy. But you get the gist. The dead thing that haunted my boyfriend and I most recently was stuck […]

Plans for railroad overpass due to be submitted

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Final plans for the construction of a railroad overpass on state Road 467 are due to be submitted Monday to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Officials from the state and county road departments met Aug. 11 in Albuquerque to finalize plans for a railroad overpass that will serve […]

Task force discusses traffic concerns for MLK overpass

CNJ staff A task force met Thursday evening to discuss strategies for a proposed railroad overpass at Martin Luther King Boulevard. Central in Thursday’s discussion was whether the overpass should be restricted to residential and emergency traffic and whether the bridge should be two or four lanes. “The issue of maintaining the road is very […]

Letters to the editor 4/13

Superintendent forum unnecessary I disagree with the stance the newspaper has taken concerning the employment of a new school superintendent. If anyone wants to offer input on the selection, they have an elected school board member they can call. The position should not be decided by a public forum. Our school board has done a […]

Overpass committee to seek cost estimates

CNJ staff City and county officials, Clovis Industrial Development Corp. leadership and concerned citizens met Monday to discuss the best way to approach an overpass project at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. It was the first meeting held locally since the subject of an MLK overpass was broached last month in Santa Fe. “It was […]

Overpass concerns addressed in Santa Fe

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Concerned citizens are hoping an overpass will be built over the BNSF railroad tracks at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioner Robert Sandoval said much of the community just doesn’t understand what an inconvenience it is to wait at a railroad crossing day […]

Citizens push for overpass site change

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor While campaigning in south Clovis in the fall, Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, kept hearing the same complaint. Residents south of the railroad tracks felt cut off from city amenities since the Wheaton Street railroad crossing was closed in May 2003. A proposal to build an overpass about two […]

Funding stalls overpass

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An eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train crosses N.M. 467 as it enters the west end of the Clovis yard Thursday afternoon. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer County officials hope to have grant money by February to start a railroad overpass project west of Clovis. So far, over $2.6 million […]