Learn about Projects for New Mexico Finance Authority New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), including I-25/University Interchange Project, US 82 - Roadway Reconstruction - Artesia to Lovington, and NM 14 Study and Rehabilitation.

New Mexico Department of Transportation along with La Calerita Constructionhave begun construction on I-25 and University Ave.

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.

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

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is planning several improvements on NM 14 over the next several years.

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

New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are currently performing an Alignment Study on US 64 between Palo Flechado Pass and the Village of Eagle Nest.

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:


The NMDOT, in cooperation with FHWA, is proposing to replace Bridge No. 397 located at Milepost 1.15 on N.M. Highway 50 east of Glorieta Pass, in Santa Fe County, NM.

NM Highway 50 Bridge No. 397 Replacement Project on the Glorieta Battlefield National Historic Landmark, CN 5101290:

Additional proposed improvements include new approach pavement and roadside barrier.  This structure is a 23-foot long single span cast-in-place concrete bridge built in 1923 and widened in the 1980s.  The bridge is in need of replacement due to age, poor condition, and low load ratings.  Several bridge alternatives were evaluated.  The selected bridge alternative will involve replacement on the existing alignment, leaving the existing concrete abutments with drilled shafts set behind, placement of a single span, pre-cast concrete slab bridge, and closure of the roadway during demolition and construction.  Bridge Demolition and Construction will require FULL ROADWAY CLOSURE for 7 Weeks.  An 18-mile DETOUR ROUTE from Bridge 397 to the Glorieta/I-25 interchange would utilize NM 50, NM 63, and the Rowe/I-25 interchange. The entire project is within the boundaries of the Glorieta Pass Battlefield National Historic Landmark.  

Because we were unable to hold in-person public meetings, we are asking for your participation by reviewing the project materials provided below.  We would prefer submittal of comments electronically due to our teleworking situation.  If you have questions or are unable to access these resources, please contact Dana Garcia

Anticipated Start Date:  Spring 2021

Project Design Development Contact:
Dana Garcia, NMDOT North Region Design PDE
1120 Cerrillos Road, NM  87505, Room 203
P.O. Box 1149
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87505
Email:  dana.garcia@state.nm.us
Phone:  505-231-7663

Project Resources:


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