Prince Street overpass closed due to resurfacing project

CNJ staff

With the temporary closure of the Prince Street overpass, drivers accessing south Clovis will have to use alternate routes for an estimated four weeks.

A state resurfacing project on U.S. 70 is the reason for the closure, said Clovis City Engineer Justin Howalt.

In the meantime, drivers can use either south Norris Street or the Hull Street overpass to access the area and businesses along the closed roadway will be accessible through Brady Avenue.

Though there is no work being done to the bridge itself, resurfacing being done between First Street, at the south base of the overpass, to Brady Avenue, led to the decision to shut off access to the overpass, Howalt said Monday.

The work is being done by the state transportation department via local contractor K. Barnett and Sons.

The ongoing resurfacing project extends south from First Street to the Roosevelt County line on U.S. 70. and involves milling asphalt, identifying soft spots under the road surface and resurfacing with new asphalt, Howalt said.

Curbs and medians at the intersection of South Prince and Brady Avenue have also been reconfigured to better accommodate tractor trailer traffic and to comply with ADA guidelines, to include handicapped ramps.