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FARMINGTON — The New Mexico Department of Transportation has started another phase of work to widen U.S. Highway 64 between Bloomfield and Farmington, and construction is expected to reduce traffic to one lane in certain areas.

Only one lane will be open on both eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 64 from mile marker 57.87 to mile marker 60 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 22, according a press release.

Mountain States Constructors Inc. of Albuquerque is relocating utilities and finishing paving for future detours on the highway.

This marks the fourth phase of work to expand U.S Highway 64 between Bloomfield and Farmington to six lanes, said Rosanne Rodriguez, spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.

Work on the latest phase is expected to cost about $10 million and is scheduled to be completed by March 2017.

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