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06/13/17 - Comments Sought On State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
Santa Fe, NM – The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s new 2018 - 2023 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program and will be implemented on October 1, 2017. Read more...

06/09/17 - Top 10 DWI Fugitive Arrested
Santa Fe, NM – Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that one of the state’s top 10 DWI fugitives, Senneca Antonio, was recently captured by the Farmington Police Department. He is back behind bars on a parole violation. This was the second time that Antonio had fled supervision. He had been on the run since May 30 – just days after he was released on parole for his seventh or greater DWI offense. Antonio has been in and out of prison since 2001 for DWI and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon convictions. This is the second top 10 DWI fugitive arrested by law enforcement this week. Read more...

06/09/17 - Various Lane Restrictions on NM 423 (Paseo Del Norte) at 2nd Street Bridge
Albuquerque, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced that work on eastbound NM 423 (Paseo Del Norte) between NM 45 (Coors Blvd) and Jefferson on the 2nd Street Bridge will occur this weekend to perform bridge maintenance work. Read more...

06/07/17 - New Mexico Department of Transportation to Present State Rail Plan Update at MPO and RTPO Meetings in June
Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced an update of the New Mexico State Rail Plan, to be completed in 2018. NMDOT Staff will be making presentations to introduce the Rail Plan and solicit input from each of the State’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) during their public meetings, beginning in June of 2017. Read more...

05/30/17 - NMDOT Announces Statewide Participation in Click It or Ticket
Santa Fe, NM – Today, the New Mexico Department of Transportation announced that law enforcement across the state is participating in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization through June 4. The mobilization focuses seat belt enforcement. Read more...

05/30/17 - Traffic Report for week of May 28, 2017
PLEASE NOTE: Conditions are subject to change without notice. Double fines for speeding in work zones are in effect. For more information log onto www.nmroads.com or call 511. Read more...

05/30/17 - US70/ W. Picacho and 17th Street (Mile Post 146)
Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday June 5, 2017: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with RT Electric Inc. (Contractor) will begin Signalization, Lighting, ITS and Roadway Reconstruction along US/70 Picacho Ave and 17th street starting June 5th. 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. Read more...

05/30/17 - HWY 180 (32nd Street to Morales Rd)
Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Wednesday May 31, 2017: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with James Hamilton Construction Company (Contractor) will have nightly lane closures on Highway 180 east bound driving lane (right) due to released rodeo traffic. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel in the area. Closures will be in effect till Saturday June 3rd with hours of operation from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am. Read more...

05/19/17 - Traffic Report for week of May 21, 2017
PLEASE NOTE: Conditions are subject to change without notice. Double fines for speeding in work zones are in effect. For more information log onto www.nmroads.com or call 511. Read more...

05/11/17 - Traffic Report for week of May 14, 2017
PLEASE NOTE: Conditions are subject to change without notice. Double fines for speeding in work zones are in effect. For more information log onto www.nmroads.com or call 511. Read more...

05/11/17 - White Sands Missile Range/Highway 380 Road Block Socorro/San Antonio, NM
Socorro/San Antonio: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) along with White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has posted an alert for Friday May 12, 2017 for HWY 380, is scheduled for a road block starting at 10:35 am, lifting at approximately 12:35 am, lasting 2 hours. Read more...

05/11/17 - Solano Dr. /3 Crosses Ave. /N. Main St Intersection Project LC00120 Public Information Meeting Las Cruces, NM
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...

05/10/17 - US 180 (MP 47.4 to MP 164.4) Cliff, Silver City, Deming, NM
Cliff, Silver City, Deming: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday May 15, 2017: Read more...

05/10/17 - US70/ W. Picacho and 17th Street (Mile Post 146) Las Cruces, NM
Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Thursday May 11, 2017: Read more...

05/10/17 - NMDOT and State Police Release Results of Cinco de Mayo DWI Crackdown
Santa Fe, NM – Today, the New Mexico Department of Transportation and the New Mexico State Police released results from the Cinco de Mayo DWI crackdown across the state. Over the course of the Cinco de Mayo weekend, State Police arrested 34 drunk drivers, made 30 other arrests, handled 14 crashes – which included one fatality – and issued over 165 citations for traffic violations. Read more...

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