US Highway 82 near US Highway 82
The road conditions on Hwy 82 are the same all the way from Alamagordo to Artesia. Near Hope, travelling east, are S curves in the highway with a stated speed of 55 mph. Apparently after the curves, when you travel the next 20 miles to Artesia, NM, you are supposed to continue at the reduced speed but no signs advise you of that. For the speed to be so reduced when road conditions are the same as the previous part of the highway is not intuitutive, and not adequately marked.