US 50B Drainage Improvements east of Swink

Project Complete!

This project consists of replacing a culvert pipe under US 50 with a concrete box culvert and also involves drainage improvement work on the south side of US 50.

Project Benefits

  • Improves drainage along and under US 50
  • Reduces the risk of flooding in the area
  • Proactive in preventing the road surface failure

Work Schedule:

  • Daytime work hours range from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Construction and traffic impacts will begin Nov 15th.
  • The project is expected to last through mid-March 2024.

Traffic Impacts:

Motorists can expect the following impacts during the period of construction:

  • Single Lane closures in both directions
  • 1 Lane will remain open in each direction
  • Traffic shifts
  • Reduced speeds through the work zone
  • Narrowed lanes and reduced shoulders
  • Refer to for real-time travel conditions and road closures

Work this Week & Lane Closures
US 50 Draining Improvements

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $1.9 Million
  • Contractor: Habitat Construction, LLC
  • Timeline: mid-November 2023 through mid-March 2024
  • Location: US 50 B 
    • Nearest Town/City: just east of Swink
    • Mile Point(s): 374.59 to 375.28
    • County: Otero
Location of US 50 Swink Improvements project
Map showing the work locations for the US 50 Drainage Improvements project.