Griggs/Walnut Intersection to Open in January
LAS CRUCES- Motorists are advised that the intersection of Griggs Avenue and Walnut Street will re-open in mid-January. The anticipated date of re-opening is January 14th.
The road is currently closed while Highland Enterprises installs new water main lines under the intersection, as part of the Griggs-Walnut Ground Water Plume Site Project. Las Cruces Utilities is working expeditiously to have the road open as soon as possible.
The north and south bound lanes are both closed on Walnut Street from Divot Avenue to East Hadley Avenue. The east and west bound lanes are closed on Griggs Avenue from Walton Boulevard to Cedar Street. Motorists seeking access to businesses in the area can do so as before by following detours in effect. Access to businesses will be maintained. Motorists are asked to decrease speed through the detours and proceed with caution and seek alternate routes if possible.
Traffic is being detoured as follows:
• Drivers on Lohman Avenue wanting to go north bound on Walnut Street will turn right on Divot Avenue to Walton Boulevard. They will then be detoured left on Walton Boulevard to Griggs Avenue; right on Griggs Avenue to Triviz Drive; left on Triviz Drive to Hadley Avenue and left on Hadley Avenue to Walnut Street.
• Drivers on Walnut Street heading toward Lohman Avenue will turn left on Hadley Avenue to Triviz Drive; right on Triviz Drive to Griggs Avenue; right on Griggs Avenue to Walton Boulevard and left on Walton Boulevard to Lohman Avenue.
RoadRUNNER Transit route # 70 may be affected by the closures.