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About New Mexico Finance Authority New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT)

Multimodal transportation choices invigorate the economy and connect people in small towns and cities and facilitate transportation of goods and people to other states and nations.

NMDOT focuses on the following modes of travel: transit, rail, aviation and highways. We've strengthened our commitment to traffic safety, environmental excellence, and complete planning, design and engineering services..

Vision Statement:

Set the standard for a safe, reliable and efficient transportation system.

Mission Statement:

Provide a safe and efficient transportation system for the traveling public, while promoting economic development and preserving the environment of New Mexico.

Core Values



-Customer Service


-Team Work


Key Projects

I-25/University Interchange Project

The project consist of work on Interstate 25, University Avenue, and both North/South Triviz Drive. The proposed improvements are intended to address potential deficiencies associated with the aging University Avenue bridge over I-25, capacity on the I-25 Southbound off ramp, congestion and weaving between the I-25/University Interchange and the University/Triviz Drive intersection, as well as safety, system connectivity, and changes due to economic development in the surrounding area. For more information regarding this project please follow the project website link below.

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US 82 - Roadway Reconstruction - Artesia to Lovington

Project limits • Artesia to Lovington  – about 63 miles – Begin at milepost 107.7 (East 7th Street) in Artesia – Ends at milepost 170 3 (17th Ends at milepost 170.3 (17 Street) Street) in Lovington

NMDOT Project Team Recommendations

1. Advance Alternative

2. Phase Implementation – Phase 1 – Artesia a to NM 529 ($53M) – Phase 2 – NM 529 to Lovington ($52M)

Alternative 1 Features

• 4‐lane, Artesia to Haldeman Road

• 2‐lane, Haldeman Haldeman to Riverside Riverside

• 4‐lane with 4’ median, Riverside to NM 529

• Enhanced 2‐lane, NM 529 to Airport Road (MP 168.5)

• 3‐lane section from Lea County Airport Rd. to 17th Street

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NM 14 Study and Rehabilitation

These improvements and anticipated funding and construction timeframes are as follows:

  • Pavement Rehabilitation in three phases:
    • Phase 1: Milepost 0 to 2, Completed Fall 2018
    • Phase 2: Milepost 2 to 4, Funding programmed in 2018 and 2019, Anticipated Construction Spring/Summer 2019
    • Phase 3: Milepost 4 to 6, Spring 2020
  • Slope Stabilization for slope on east side on NM 14 between milepost 3.5 and 4.2. TBD 
  • Intersection Evaluation of NM 14 / NM 536 / Frost Rd intersection and development of alternatives for reconstruction. TBD


Project Sponsor: NMDOT

Comments or questions may be sent to the following addresses:

Attn: NM 14
6100 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 700
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 878-6554
Email: Paul.Steffin@wsp.com

7500 Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 934-0354
Email: Leslie.Fortier@state.nm.us

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US 64 Alignment Study – Palo Flechado Pass to Village of Eagle Nest

The study will identify possible horizontal and vertical curve corrections, roadway realignment and widening and other safety improvements at key locations.  Specifically, roadway improvements are recommended for the Palo Flechado Pass area, the NM 434/US 64 intersection, the Country Club Road (Veterans Memorial)/US 64 intersection and the NM 38/US 64 intersection.  Residents, landowners, business owners and all interested parties are encouraged to review the online presentation and provide input on alternatives considered at key locations along with comments regarding bicycle, pedestrian and other issues.

Since we are unable to hold in-person public meetings, we are asking for your participation by reviewing the presentation below.  If you have questions or are unable to access the presentation, please contact Conrad Ley, PE, Project Manager, Wilson & Company, 505-205-4445 or at conrad.ley@wilsonco.com.

Project Resources:


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The Team

Marquita Russel

Chief Executive Officer

(505) 984-1454


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Michael Zavelle

Chief Financial Strategist

(505) 992-9639


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Mark Lovato

Investment Manager

(505) 992-9629


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Daniel Opperman

General Counsel

(505) 992-9669


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Oscar Rodriguez

Chief Financial Officer

(505) 984-1454


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Peter Shellenberger

NMDOT Financial Advisor

(415) 982-5544 ext: 7233


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