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New pavement to be installed on South Washington Avenue

A project that will remove old pavement on a section of South Washington Avenue in the south part of Roswell and replace it with new pavement is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

During the work, South Washington Avenue will be closed from West Poe Street to just south of Lusk Drive during daytime hours, about 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. After the initial milling (removal) of the existing pavement, the road will be drivable on the gravel surface until the new pavement is installed.

Residents of that section of South Washington Avenue are asked to keep parked vehicles off the street and away from the curb during the daytime project hours. Vehicles left on the street or too close to the curb may be towed if they are interfering with the project.

The City of Roswell thanks its citizens for their patience and understanding as the city works to improve this and other sections of road throughout Roswell.

Area residents asked to remember motorcyclists’ safety

Local motorcyclists want to remind Roswell and Chaves County residents to be careful about where they blow or rake the leaves and yard debris from their gardens and lawns.

Do not push or blow these items into streets and roads because they represent hazards to motorcycle drivers. Dry leaves can hide potholes or other potential obstacles, while wet leaves can become very slick. Other lawn debris can damage bikes, cause drivers to lose control or hit the biker or nearby vehicles.

Also, remember to obey all traffic laws and street markings. For example, in general, solid traffic lines on your side of traffic lane indicate that you may not cross the line. For more information on these rules, drivers’ manuals are available from the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department or can be downloaded from the agency’s website at mvd.newmexico.gov.