Main Street In Las Cruces Reopens To Traffic Saturday

Nov 16, 2012

On the very day in 1969 that the city’s governing body, then known as the Las Cruces City Commission, unanimously voted to close Main Street downtown to vehicular traffic from Mountain Avenue on the north to Bowman Avenue on the south, a ceremony will be held to reopen the entire seven-block stretch of road.

The ceremony will officially mark completion of the final of three phases of street reconstruction, from Griggs Avenue on the North to Amador Avenue on the south. It will be Saturday, Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. at 200 S. Main St. in front of White’s Music Box.

“It’s been exactly 43 years since vehicular traffic has taken place on the entire length of Main Street downtown. And the ceremony to reopen the street will conclude with a procession of motorized vehicles to official commemorate the street’s reopening,” said Robert Caldwell, the City’s community relations coordinator.

Caldwell says the ceremony will include a ribbon cutting and recognition of the many people involved in the reopening project, which is a major advance in the overall revitalization of downtown Las Cruces.