Senator Cliff Pirtle Secures HW 380 Funding
Senate Bill 300 contains $45 million for improvements
SANTA FE—Today, the Senate unanimously advanced Senate Bill 300, a bill to improve infrastructure around the state of New Mexico. Among the funding is $45 million for improvements of Highway 380 from Roswell to the Texas state line. That highway is notorious for traffic deaths due to high levels of traffic and lack of passing areas.
Senator Cliff Pirtle (R-Roswell) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the bill:
“Highway 380 is an essential artery that serves as the lifeblood of the tourism and industrial economies of Southeast New Mexico. Unfortunately, the danger that persists along the highway is making the roadway too dangerous to travel on. I am thankful to the Senate for their recognition of the essential need to expand, improve, and reconstruct this section of highway.”
Senate Bill 300 now heads to the House of Representatives.