Portales City Administration has been notified by the Utilities Superintendent of that S. Avenue I from 1st Street to 2nd Street and then from 2nd Street to 3rd Street will be temporarily closed to complete the waterline repairs that were started last week. The work will continue until completed. U.S. 70 will not be closed. Please re-direct your travels to avoid the area for safe operation of equipment and workers in the roadway. Drive Safely.