The Midtown Ladies Guild dried out a soggy news clipping, coded it NC43 and sent it to me this past week. Some of the print was difficult to read, but I could make out the following:
Las Cruces - The left northbound travel lane will be closed at 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 on IS 55 for sinkhole repairs at mile marker 212.3 near the Alamogordo and Las Cruces County line. It is unknown when the left lane will be reopened to traffic but motorists should anticipate single lane traffic in this area for much of the day on Monday, April 16. This location is between exit 205 at RR 51 in the Gila area of Old Mesilla
County and exit 213 at Route 11 in the west northwest area of Old Mesilla County. This sinkhole is not associated with the sinkhole repaired on D4 northbound in Roswell County on March 5.
Because the sinkhole at mile marker 212.3 is located in the northbound ditch line next to the median, much of the work will occur on the left shoulder. To ensure the safety of workers in the area and allow for the necessary equipment to be used, the left travel lane will be closed in this area. The New Mexico Department of Transportation’s on-call contractor for these repairs is Gaskill Excavation Inc. of New York. The sinkhole will be excavated and filled with stone and earth material to stabilize the hole. This work can take hours depending on how deep the sinkhole is, which cannot be determined until excavation begins.
The NMDOT SM District serves Las Cruces, Carlsbad, Roswell, Alamogordo, and D’ni Restoration areas. Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511NM.org. For other assistance call the NMDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-500-555-5248) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Southern New Mexico roads.