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Lane closed for Highway 70 work


A new lane closure took effect Wednesday as part of ongoing construction work on U.S. Highway 70.

The closure is to the eastbound right lane, also known as N. Main Street, from Temple Street to N. Triviz Drive, the city stated in a news release, as part of construction work anticipated to last through June. Work crews will reconstruct driveways leading to businesses on the road’s east side, leaving at least one half of the driveways open while work is in progress in order to allow access. Each driveway will take three to five days for work to be complete, the city said.

The Alameda Arroyo trail crossing is closed for public safety while the work continues. Traffic on the east side of the road has one lane open from N. Solano Drive to N. Triviz Drive, and traffic near the Alameda Arroyo is being moved to the west side of the road, with one lane open in each direction.

The speed limit in the construction zone is 35 miles per hour and motorists are asked to use extra caution and allow extra time for moving through the area.

The regular work hours for the project are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Subsequent phases of the work are expected to be complete in October, and the city and state transportation department said residences and businesses will be accessible throughout.

More information is available online via US70MainStreet.com and NMRoads.com.

N. Main Street, Highway 70, eastbound right lane, closure