Southeastern New Mexico Highway Ranks High on Needed Fixes

Southeastern New Mexico Highway Ranks High on Needed Fixes

Staff Report
Associated Press

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - A new study says a busy a highway in southeastern New Mexico's oil region ranks high on a state list of highways needing repairs.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports that a new study by a national transportation research group found U.S. 82 to be the highway in greatest need of an overhaul in the state.

U.S. 82 in Lea and Eddy counties sees a high volume of traffic due to the oil industry in the region.

The number one ranked U.S. 82 project, which involves expanding the roadway into four lanes with frontage roads, is estimated to cost $180 million.

The group used information sent by the N.M. Department of Transportation.