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Roadwork on North Union Avenue to begin Monday

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Roadwork on North Union Avenue is scheduled to begin Monday, according to a press release from the city of Roswell. The three-month long project will add a fresh road surface on North Union Avenue between Second and Eighth streets.

Traffic will continue to flow through the project area, according to the press release.
In addition to upgrading the street, the project will also improve sidewalks, curbs and gutters; curb ramps and driveways. The project will also ensure that sidewalk access for the disabled is in accordance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
The project contractor will first address the concrete work, including sidewalks, curbs and gutters.
Following completion of the concrete work, crews will move forward with removing the current pavement and replacing the pavement, as well as applying road markings.
Crews will start on the east side of Union Avenue at Third Street, working their way north to Eighth Street and then switching to the west side of Union Avenue and working south.

The initial work on the east side of Union Avenue will require the closure of the outside traffic lane (next to the curb) on the northbound side of Union Avenue. Traffic will still be able to flow northbound, but will be limited to one lane instead of the usual two.
Drivers are asked to reduce speed and be extra cautious around workers who will be in the area. Other lane closures will be put in place later when work shifts to other portions of the project.
The project has an estimated cost of approximately $642,000, with $315,383 covered by a Municipal Arterial Project grant the city obtained from the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The city will pay the remainder of the cost of the project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.