Roswell begins major project to improve city's roads | KOB 4

Roswell begins major project to improve city's roads

Faith Egbuonu
December 07, 2018 09:58 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The City of Roswell is working on a new project that will improve the roads. A street condition survey will be conducted next week to see what roads need attention.


“This is phase one. We’re doing the dynaflect testing or dynamic testing. It’s a little trailer that goes around and drops weights about every 600 feet and it also has a sensor sound and infrared sensors. From those weights, we get the structural integrity of the pavements,” said Louis Najar, the City Engineer of Roswell.

Jose Guilez, a resident of Roswell, has been frustrated with the road conditions for a long time. He remembers when a pothole damaged his friend’s car.

“Her rear axle went out. The rear axle fell out, because of the potholes,” said Guilez.

The idea of the street condition survey is to rate every city street, so a cost a plan is set to fix the roads, beginning with the worst. Officials believe this is the start of something bigger.

“This is science and technology. So, you could do this another 5 years, 10 years, and the repeatability is there. You can actually see the progress that you made or the progress in the roads deteriorating,” Najar said.

The city hopes to have phase one done by Christmas.


Faith Egbuonu

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