A small bridge in Roswell, partly made of stone, is slated for replacement thanks to capital outlay funding approved this spring by the New Mexico State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
The bridge, which was built during the Great Depression, is located in a residential area off of S. Lea Avenue near the intersection of West Deming Street.
Lawmakers approved $800,000 for a project that will see the old bridge demolished, and a wider new one built with guardrails and sidewalks to replace it.
Roswell will also be seeing the installation of new water valves on one of the city’s main water lines, near the vicinity of S. Main and Poe streets, a project securing $750,000 in state funding.
Another $516,000 is going for improvements to the General Douglas McBride Veterans’ Cemetery, which was established in 2014 inside the city’s larger historic South Park Cemetery at 3101 S. Main Street.
A final $450,000 will pay for the construction of a new splash pad as well as additional benches and new safety equipment in the Daniel E. Carpenter Park at 1631 S. Main Street.
By Garry Boulard
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