Project Description


The S.R. 18 Trail serves as a link from a residential/commercial area of Hobbs to the following places: Lea County Events Center, New Mexico Junior College, Zia Park & Black Gold Casino, Lea Regional Hospital, and a path to connect to the University of the Southwest and the Rockwinds Community Links Golf Course. Located adjacent to the Lovington/Hobbs Highway, the trail welcomes travelers from surrounding areas with its beauty and provides a pleasant walking/biking environment for the locals.  The complete project provides a 6-mile trail for walking, biking, or jogging.

Pettigrew & Associates provided professional engineering and surveying services for the Beautification and Trail Project.

The scope of work included:

  • Complete Topographic Survey to Establish Location of Existing
  • Features Including Trees, Trail, Grades and Irrigation System Along
  • The Trail Corridor.
  • Field Verification of Existing Plants and Trees
  • Utility Coordination
  • Design of Horizontal Alignment and Vertical Alignment
  • Design of Drainage and Grading Features Along Trail
  • Design of Structural Section
  • Construction Staking