Work could begin next year on the rebuilding of a small bridge in a rural neighborhood on the southside of Roswell.
The city has issued a Request for Proposals to replace the current concrete box culvert bridge on S. Lea Avenue near the intersection of W. Deming Street. That structure, partly made of stone, was built during the Great Depression.
With the firm of Souder, Miller &Associates - which has offices in Roswell - serving as the engineer, the project will also see the construction of new roadway approaches.
Also included in the project: new 10’ by 10’ double barrel box culverts, as well as the reconstruction of curbs, gutters, and sidewalks.
The project will additionally include new drop inlets with corrugated storm drainpipes.
Long in the planning stage, some of the funding for the project was secured last year in an $800,000 capital outlay approved by the New Mexico State Legislature, and later signed into law by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
The project is one of several bridge replacement and reconstruction projects that Roswell has taken on in recent years.
The RFP has a submission deadline of December 8, with work on what is anticipated to be a less than four-month project beginning next year.
By Garry Boulard
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