Senate bill to include $1.5 million in road projects for Clovis

Freedom New Mexico

A spending bill finalized for a Senate vote contains nearly $1.5 million for road projects in Curry County, according to a release from U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall.

More than $11.6 million for New Mexico is in the bill, including $500,000 for replacement of the Hull Street Overpass and $974,000 for the improvement of alternate routes to Cannon Air Force Base.

Base officials requested Curry County Road R be closed west of the base due to security and safety concerns.

Udall and Bingaman expect the bill to passed as soon as this weekend and ready for President Barack Obama’s final approval.