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10/16/17 - NMDOT Encourages Teen Safety on the Road During National Teen Driver Safety Week
Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation encourages teens to drive safely and urges parents to talk to their teens about safe driving habits during National Teen Driver Safety Week, which is October 15 – 21. Read more...

10/15/17 - District 1 Traffic Report for week of October 15th to October 22nd, 2017
In all construction zones, motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, as well as continue to be cautious of heavy equipment and construction personnel in the area. Read more...

10/12/17 - NMDOT Is Ready for Winter Weather
Santa Fe, NM –New Mexico Department of Transportation crews are prepared to clear the roads and highways as the state begins to experience the winter weather season. Last year, NMDOT crews removed snow and ice from over a million pass miles. Read more...

10/05/17 - New Mexico Department of Transportation Encourages Roadway Safety During Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque, NM – A popular New Mexico tradition – the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – kicks off this weekend which will mean more motorists on our roads and highways. It’s important that drivers pay extra attention to roadway safety and remember not to park on NMDOT roads and right-of-ways – specifically the interstates, frontage roads, Paseo del Norte, Alameda, and Tramway. Read more...

09/20/17 - State Transportation Commission to Meet In Roswell
Santa Fe, NM - The State Transportation Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at the NMDOT District Two Office Conference Room at 4505 West Second Street, Roswell, NM 88201. The six member governor-appointed commission determines policy for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Community members are invited to attend and time will be allotted for public comment. Read more...

09/18/17 - NMDOT Announces Child Safety Seat Clinics in Coordination With Child Passenger Safety Week
Santa Fe, NM – Today, the New Mexico Department of Transportation announced the sponsorship of annual statewide child safety seat clinics. The clinics will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The clinics will take place in eight cities and nine different locations as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week Seat Check Saturday. Read more...

09/14/17 - ADA Pedestrian Improvements Scheduled to Begin Monday, September 18th Downtown Main Street in Roswell
Roswell – ADA pedestrian improvements are scheduled to begin Monday, September 18th at the intersection corners of First and Main Street, and continue north to 5th and Main Street in Roswell. The work will consist of the reconstruction of the intersection corners, including; sidewalk ramp, curb, and gutter, pedestrian buttons, speed feedback units, signing adjustments, striping and signal modifications. Read more...

09/13/17 - Solano Dr. /3 Crosses Ave. /N. Main St Intersection Project LC00120 Public Information Meeting
Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with AUI INC. (Contractor) will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the improvement project of Solano Dr. /3 Crosses Ave./ and the North Main Intersection Project. Read more...

09/01/17 - Bridge and Roadway Maintenance Work Scheduled
Updates on restrictions will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road conditions website, www.nmroads.com. Read more...

08/24/17 - US 70 OFF RAMP to DEL RAY BLVD (Mile Post 150)
Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Tuesday August 29, 2017: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will have a lane drop in place on the westbound US 70 off ramp to Del Ray Blvd. This lane drop will affect the left turning lane onto southbound Del Ray Blvd. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel in the area. Hours of operation will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday. Read more...

08/18/17 - Governor Susana Martinez Announces New TV Ads to Fight DWI and Distracted Driving
Santa Fe, NM – Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced powerful TV ads – called “Just a Matter of Time” – to fight drunk and distracted driving. Both of the new ads are from the point of view of a driver breaking the law – until ultimately they crash. Read more...

08/17/17 - Governor Susana Martinez Announces NM Participation in National DWI Crackdown Through Labor Day
Santa Fe, NM – Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that New Mexico will participate in the national DWI crackdown – Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. The crackdown will begin August 18 and run through Labor Day weekend. Read more...

08/17/17 - Taos - Roadway Reconstruction To Begin August 28 NM 68 (Paseo de Pueblo Sur) to NM 518
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin a roadway improvement project on Paseo de Pueblo Sur (NM 68) Intersection of NM 518 north for 2.488 miles to the Intersection of La Posta Road / Cervantes Drive in Taos. This project will consists of roadway reconstruction, new lighting and signalization. Read more...

08/10/17 - School Zone Traffic Safety Reminders
School days are just around the corner and the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) wants to remind the traveling public and pedestrians to think about traffic laws when in or near a school zone. Read more...

08/10/17 - NM 409 (Bottomless Lakes Road) Pavement Rehabilitation Work to begin Monday, August 14th
Roswell – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two will begin a project to improve nearly 4.5 miles of NM 409 (Bottomless Lakes Road) in Chaves County. Read more...

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