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05/19/19 - Click it or Ticket - Law Enforcement Efforts Begin May 20th
SANTA FE – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nearly 27.5 million Americans still don't buckle up. That’s nearly the entire population of Texas. The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and its partners want to stress to all New Mexicans, seat belt safety is imperative. According to NHTSA in 2017, there were more than 10-thousand unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the U.S. Read more...

05/17/19 - Public Invited to Comment on Changes to Current and Future Projects
Santa Fe – NMDOT strives to keep the public informed and cares about their opinions. The department’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is amended quarterly and always open for viewing on the NMDOT website. The public is welcome to review the list of current and proposed road and bridge projects then post comments. Read more...

04/25/19 - NMDOT Supports Motorcycle Safety Days
SANTA FE- In 2017 there were 47 motorcycle fatalities in New Mexico. Department of Transportation Cabinet Secretary Michael Sandoval says, “We ask every driver to do their part to travel as safely as possible, obey traffic laws and get the training they need to drive and ride responsibly.” This summer, three “Motorcycle Safety Days” will be hosted by various dealerships to provide a fun opportunity for motorcyclists both new and experienced to learn and refresh their riding skills and hear from motorcycle experts. The first event is this weekend and is dedicated to motorcycle safety and awareness with appreciation and celebration of motorcycle enthusiasts. Read more...

04/17/19 - North Main Street To Temporally Close Tuesday Evening, April 30, for “Sgt. Christopher A. Sanders Memorial Bridge” Dedication
Roswell, NM – Representatives of the Department of Transportation, local officials, friends and family of Sgt. Christopher A. Sanders will gather for a Memorial Dedication of the pedestrian bridge that crosses over North Main Street in front of New Mexico Military Institute Pearson Auditorium Tuesday, April 30, from 9pm to 9:30pm. Read more...

04/15/19 - NMDOT Provides Safe Walking Routes To El Santuario de Chimayò
SANTA FE -- The New Mexico Department of Transportation is committed to creating safe passages along state highways for the annual Pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayò. The National Historic Landmark carries religious significance and is said to have sacred soil within its walls containing miraculous healing powers. The Northern New Mexico shrine draws thousands of people during the week leading up to Easter Sunday. NMDOT Sec. Mike Sandoval says, “The pilgrimage to Chimayò is a special, longstanding New Mexico tradition. NMDOT will do everything possible to make sure walkers have a safe journey.” Read more...

04/09/19 - High Winds Expected With Blowing Dust
Las Cruces, NM — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be monitoring roadway conditions with law enforcement as high wind advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service. The NMDOT would like to remind the traveling public that blowing dust can escalate to blinding dust storms as they move quickly through remote areas. If you must travel, we recommend that you monitor local forecast conditions prior to starting your trip, and visit our web site as roadway conditions change throughout the state of New Mexico. Read more...

03/21/19 - U.S. 82 Reconstruction Project Continues in Eddy County
Artesia – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is investing approximately $58 million on the U.S. 82 corridor between Artesia to Maljamar. The project began summer of 2017, working on utility relocation, drainage structures, and other work along the corridor. Read more...

12/05/18 - US 285 Safety Upgrade in Chaves County
Roswell - The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two will make a safety upgrade to the intersection of US 285 and Hobson Road in Chaves County this winter. Read more...

11/06/18 - Winter Weather Ready
The NMDOT has prepared their personnel and equipment in efforts to support the need of law enforcement and emergency responders. The NMDOT will work in conjunction with emergency response as we coordinate our efforts with any possible traffic interferences that we may encounter. Read more...

09/24/18 - I-25 SB Lane Closures La Bajada – September 13th
Drivers are urged to proceed with caution through the work zone, watch for maintenance personnel in the area; observe traffic control signs and reduce speed to the posted limit. Updates on this project will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road advisory website www.nmroads.com

09/24/18 - District One Traffic Report September 16th to 30th, 2018
Conditions are subject to change without notice. Double fines for speeding in work zones may be in effect. Read more...

09/24/18 - New Mexico Department of Transportation Sponsors Statewide Child Safety Seat Clinics
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is pleased to sponsor the annual statewide child safety seat clinics on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The clinics will take place in five cities and six different locations as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week Seat Check Saturday. Read more...

09/17/18 - U.S. 84/285 Pojoaque Bridge & Ramp Closures - September 17th
Santa Fe - The New Mexico Department of Transportation continues pavement preservation work on U.S. 84/285 at mile marker 181.00 in Pojoaque near Cities of Gold Casino. On Monday, September 17th - U.S. 84/285 Pojoaque Bridge will be CLOSED & the U.S. 84/285 off-ramp to NM 502 will be CLOSED from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Traffic will be detoured to Cities of Gold Road. Motorists can expect delays during this time. Drivers are urged to watch for workers in the area, observe traffic control signs and reduce speed to the posted speed limit. Updates on this project will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road advisory website, http://nmroads.com/.

09/13/18 - I-25 / St. Francis Drive Interchange Ramp Closures (Exit 282) Nighttime Work – September 12
Wednesday Night - September 12th - I-25 / St. Francis Drive (Exit 282A) I-25 south off ramp to St. Francis Drive will be CLOSED from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. - St. Francis Drive south on ramp to I-25 north towards Las Vegas, NM will be CLOSED from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Thursday Night - September 13th - St. Francis Drive north on ramp to I-25 towards Las Vegas, NM will be CLOSED from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Read more...

09/13/18 - 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 September 14, 2018 for HWY 380. Read more...

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