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Work on I-10 interchange near Las Cruces slows

Created: 07/23/2014 8:54 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A project to rebuild an Interstate 10 interchange south of Las Cruces is running into problems that could delay completion.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that pile-driving for reconstruction of the Mesquite interchange has run into problems, putting the work schedule in question.

That portion of the construction project had been set to be done in last August.

However, New Mexico Department of Transportation spokeswoman Bridget Spedalieri says the department can't update its estimated completion date until the steel piles are driven to the proper elevation.

The project involves includes building a new bridge at the Mesquite interchange, realigning ramps at that interchange and one nearby at Vado and also establishing roundabouts at the Vado interchange.

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