New Mexico DOT plans steps to reduce blowing dust on US 180
DEMING, N.M. (AP) — State transportation officials plan to take steps to reduce hazardous driving conditions created by blowing dust along a highway in southwestern New Mexico.
The Department of Transportation plans to use netting and reseeding to promote vegetation growth on a mile-long stretch of U.S. 180 about 15 miles northwest of Deming.
The area consists of a denuded pasture located on private and State Land Office property, and the department says blowing dust has caused road closures and accidents.
The department has scheduled a public involvement meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the department’s office in Deming.