City to discuss overpass agreement with railway

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission will discuss an agreement with BNSF Railway involving upcoming work for the Hull Street overpass in Thursday’s 5:15 p.m. meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The agreement is a precursor to work on the overpass, which was closed last summer. It stipulates that BNSF will supply all labor and […]

Money for Hull Street Overpass replacement expected in October

Freedom New Mexico It’s still a waiting game for the replacement of the Hull Street Overpass. The approximate $6.5 million, a combination of State Transportation Improvement Program and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money, will not be completely available until Oct. 1. City Engineer Justin Howalt said the intent is to time bids to come […]

Governor secures Hull Street overpass money

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is delivering on a promise made in a Clovis visit last May, announcing Thursday that he has secured the money to replace the Hull Street bridge. The bridge is one of four eastern new Mexico road projects Richardson said will be paid for by combing state and federal dollars. […]

Richardson plans Hull Street funding

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo During his visit to Clovis Tuesday, Gov. Bill Richardson said he intends to secure $5 million in funding needed to repair the Hull Street overpass. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson on Tuesday stopped short of promising, but said he intends to secure $5 million needed to […]

Jack Hull colorful Clovis pioneer

By Don McAlvy: CNJ columnist “In going thru’ an old scrapbook compiled by my wife and containing my newspaper columns of many years ago,” said Jack Hull, “I find the following touching on those eventful days in Clovis history that made my newspaper career something never to be forgotten. Some of the events recounted in […]

Overpass, events center among projects on wait list for capital outlay money

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CNJ file photo Curry County officials are hoping to get money for finishing touches to the special events center. County Manager Lance Pyle has asked for $7 million between five priorities, including $1.5 million for the special events center. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There was never a good time for the Hull Street […]

Business feature: Hull Street overpass closure affects businesses

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Lovita Frusher, owner of One Stop feed and Supply on Hull Street, helps Len Allemand of Clovis Monday with some research on an item. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The sign in front of Lovita Frusher’s feed store on the south end of the Hull Street overpass reads, “Still […]

Commissioners, BNSF reach Hull demolition agreement

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CNJ file photo The Hull Street overpass was closed in July due to safety reasons. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission approved a $500,000 contract with the BNSF Railway to remove the top structure of the Hull Street overpass despite the strong objections of Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and several citizens. The […]

Assessment suggests replacement of Hull Street overpass

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City Manager Joe Thomas said Wednesday a preliminary assessment recommends replacing the Hull Street overpass over rebuilding it. Thomas updated members of the Public Works Committee on the Hull Street overpass during its regular Wednesday meeting. Thomas said early cost estimates for replacing the structure range between $7 million […]

City manager: Hull Street issue won’t be resolved quickly

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Things are moving slowly on fixing the Hull Street overpass, City Manager Joe Thomas said, but he said at least things are moving in the right direction. Thomas and Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield led the discussion during Thursday’s City Commission meeting, nearly one week removed from a meeting about […]

Mayor: Governor receptive to Hull overpass situation

CNJ Staff Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said a delegation of Clovis city officials and business owners secured support from Gov. Bill Richardson to reopen the Hull Street railroad overpass. The delegation, including the mayor, met with Richardson Friday to discuss the issue with the overpass. “(Richardson) was very supportive and knew that it needed to […]

Udall hears Hull overpass concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., speaks to the audience Tuesday, at Clovis Community College Town Hall. Udall, a Senate candidate, stopped in Clovis as part of his, “Do Right by New Mexico” tour. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer U.S. Rep Tom Udall, D-N.M. said Tuesday it was ironic the […]

Group heads to Santa Fe to discuss Hull overpass

CNJ Staff A group of about 20 Clovis elected officials and citizens, led by Mayor Gayla Brumfield, are en route to Santa Fe this morning for an afternoon meeting with Gov. Bill Richardson. The subject is the Hull Street overpass, and finding ways to fund its repair or replacement. Brumfield said the trip was basically […]

Hull overpass petition in circulation

CNJ staff A petition is circulating through the city to ask Gov. Bill Richardson to consider making the Hull Street overpass a priority in August’s special session of the state Legislature. City officials said Wednesday the overpass would be closed until is it rebuilt, replaced or removed. A 6 p.m. town hall meeting is scheduled […]

Town hall meeting scheduled regarding Hull Street Overpass

The City of Clovis will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 5th, 2008, in the Clovis City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly Street, Clovis to address questions and concerns relating to the July 29th, 2008 closure of the Hull Street Overpass and to outline a course of action regarding the repairs […]

Town hall set for Hull overpass issue

CNJ staff The City of Clovis will hold a town hall meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Clovis City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly Street, to address questions and concerns relating to the July 29 closure of the Hull Street overpass and a course of action regarding repairs to the structure.

Hull Street Overpass temporary closure

The Hull Street Overpass will be closed temporarily in order to undergo a refurbishment of the existing structure. The City of Clovis invited New Mexico State Bridge Engineer Mr. Ray Trujillo to examine the bridge following a report received from BNSF expressing concern about the condition of the overpass.

Hull overpass closed for safety reasons

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A state engineer recommended closing the Hull St. overpass after an analysis of the 46-year-old structure revealed it was unsafe for travel, according to Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials said Wednesday the Hull Street overpass will be closed indefinitely until […]

Traffic possibly diverted due to overpass work

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Hull Street overpass traffic could be diverted on Tuesday when Department of Transportation and Public Works workers begin a project to remove damaged concrete beneath the overpass. After Wednesday’s Public Works Committee meeting, Interim Public Works Director Clint Bunch said the concrete on the underside of the bridge is […]

Second chance worth rooting for

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist With the state high school basketball tournament next week and the NCAA tournaments the following week, it’s a great time to be a basketball fan. But before either of those takes place, there’s Saturday, where Philips Arena in Atlanta will give us 52 seconds to root for basketball, and second […]