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(NMDOT) has scheduled a second series of public meetings to share information regarding potential improvements to U.S. 82 between Artesia and Lovington.

The three meetings include:

• Artesia: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 – Central Valley Electric Cooperative, 1403 N. 13th St.

• Lovington: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 – Lea County Museum Town Hall, 114 E. Central • Maljamar: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 – Maljamar Community Center, County Road 126 The meetings will present the latest information about the analyses and recommendations for the U.S. 82 alternatives developed following public meetings held in March. The NMDOT project team has evaluated the leading alternatives for their ability to improve safety and serve existing and future traffic.

In addition, the NMDOT has prepared preliminary cost estimates, identified right-of-way needs and drainage improvements, and completed a preliminary assessment of the impacts each alternative would have on drivers, communities, area industry, and the environment. The findings of the evaluation will be presented at the public meetings for public comment.