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White Oaks Bridge in Lincoln County to get a makeover

Pamela L. Bonner
Ruidoso News

The New Mexico Department of Transportation District Two will make repairs and upgrades to the bridge along N.M. 349 near White Oaks in Lincoln County. 

The cost for the project is $150,000 and was approved by district engineer Tim Parker.

Funding for the project is out of the NMDOT district directly.

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Work will include replacing the culvert, resealing concrete pavement joints, applying an overlay, repairing abutments, permanent striping, traffic control and other construction.

A one-lane detour with a stop signal will be placed in the area until the project has been completed.

The NM 349 route connects White Oaks, Carrizozo and surrounding area townships.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation District Two serves 10 counties, incorporating approximately 7,651 lane miles of state highway, and 530 bridge structures, with more than 30 construction and maintenance activities underway at any given time during the spring, summer, and fall.  

New Mexico Department of Transportation

“Improving safety and reliability on our roads is what we do,” Parker said.

The work will include resealing concrete pavement joints, applying an epoxy deck overlay, repairing abutments, replacing the culvert, providing permanent striping, traffic control and other miscellaneous construction.

Work is expected to begin July 20, weather permitting and is expected to be complete in early September. 

“The White Oaks Bridge has been on our radar for a while and we are thrilled we can make improvements for the traveling public," he said.

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Single lane closures will be in place during the duration of the project. Work will take place Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For up-to-date information on this project, go to the statewide road information website at www.nmroads.com.

Pamela L. Bonner may be reached at Pbonner@RuidosoNews.com, Pam Bonner on Facebook, @Pamelalbonner1 on Twitter, or by phone at 575-202-5555.