The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) started roadway reconstruction on N.M. 41 Galisteo to Clark Hill for 9.322 miles.

The contractor will begin building drainage structures, embankment fills and work on unclassified excavation.

Starting Oct. 16,the highway will be reduced to one lane, and motorists can expect minor delays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. There is no weekend work planned.

This project is scheduled to be completed November of 2018, weather permitting.

The contractor will go on winter suspension at the end of November 2017, and they will resume work in early spring of 2018.

The project consists of roadway reconstruction, pavement sections, subgrade, earthwork, metal guardrail, concrete wall barrier, bridge railing modifications, headwall repair, structures including culverts and precast concrete box culverts, traffic control for phasing and detours, permanent signing, and permanent striping.

Mountain States Constructors of Albuquerque is the contractor for the project.

Drivers are urged to watch for workers in the area, observe traffic control signs and reduce speed to the posted speed limit.

Updates on this project will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road advisory website,