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Construction work on sidewalks set to begin next week

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Improvements to sidewalks, gutters and intersections in downtown Roswell in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act provisions are scheduled to begin Monday.

According to a news release by the New Mexico Department of Transportation, work will begin Monday on intersection corners of First and Main streets and will continue north to Fifth and Main streets for several months. Work will consist of the reconstruction of the intersection corners and will involve efforts to improve sidewalk ramps, curbs, gutters, pedestrian buttons, speed feedback units, signing adjustments, striping and signal modifications.

Directional detour signs have been erected notifying pedestrians and motorists of upcoming improvement work. ADA accessibility will be maintained at all intersections, the news release indicates. During the project, motorists can expect a one-lane closure and short delays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The goal is to improve pedestrian safety and mobility and to comply with standards set by the ADA, which require street corners to have ramps. The Transportation Department estimates that work on this $532,000 project will be completed this winter, weather permitting.