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Final phase of McGaffey Street project

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The final phase of McGaffey Street improvements begin. The project is resurfacing the roadway and making Americans with Disabilities Act improvements between Union and Richardson avenues.

There will be some lane closures and traffic rerouting on a section of West McGaffey Street beginning Dec. 4, as the second phase of a street-improvement project is underway. The project, which began in late summer, is resurfacing about nine blocks of the roadway and improving pedestrian-area intersection access for people with disabilities.

Phase 1 of the project made improvements to intersection access, which is in compliance with the federal ADA. Federal regulations require municipalities to implement ADA improvements to sidewalks and similar areas associated with a street or road where other significant repairs or improvements are being made.

Phase 2 will complete work on the city-funded $597,000 project between Union and Richardson avenues. Contractor crews will remove three inches of pavement from the street, and then lay down a new three inches of pavement. The project will be completed with the placement of road striping and other markings.

The pavement work is expected to take between two weeks to a month to complete. Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes and be aware of delays and traffic congestion that may exist during the pavement-rehabilitation work.

Todd Wildermuth, Public Information Officer can be reached at (575) 624-6770, ext. 141 Cell: (575) 208-8055, or at t.wildermuth@roswell-nm.gov.