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04/09/18 - NMDOT Encourages Safe Driving Through Work Zones Department Participates in National Work Zone Awareness Week April 9-13
Santa Fe, NM – Today, the New Mexico Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to drive safely in work zones in coordination with National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13. This also serves as a reminder that road projects across the state will start ramping up as the weather warms up. Read more...

03/16/18 - Governor Susana Martinez Announces DWI Superblitz over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Also Announces Decrease in DWI Fatalities
Santa Fe, NM – Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that law enforcement across the state will be out in full force this weekend to crack down on drunk driving during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The Governor also announced that last year DWI fatalities were down about 16 percent compared to 2016. Read more...

03/15/18 - NMDOT Announces New Safety Corridor on U.S. 285
Loving, NM – Today, the New Mexico Department of Transportation announced the designation of a new safety corridor on U.S. 285 from mile marker two near the Texas State Line to mile marker 20 in Loving. Motorists will notice increased law enforcement presence from New Mexico State Police, Loving Police Department, and Eddy County Sheriff within the Safety Corridor. Read more...

03/13/18 - NMDOT and Safer New Mexico Now to Host Child Safety Seat Clinic
Albuquerque, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation and Safer New Mexico Now will host a Child Safety Seat Clinic on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Sandia Resort in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Sandia Resort is located at 30 Rainbow Road, near the intersection of Tramway Boulevard and Interstate 25. The clinic will take place in the southeast parking lot between C6 and C8. Read more...

02/14/18 - 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 second amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program. Read more...

02/02/18 - Governor Susana Martinez Unveils New Ad to Combat DWI in New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM – Today, Governor Susana Martinez unveiled a new TV ad to combat drunk driving in New Mexico urging the viewer to “never drink and drive.” The Governor also reminded New Mexicans to be responsible as they attend Super Bowl parties this weekend. Read more...

01/15/18 - State Transportation Commission to Meet In Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM - The State Transportation Commission will hold a meeting Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at the NMDOT General Office Training Rooms 1120 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87504. 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...

11/28/17 - Comments Sought On State Transportation Improvement Program
Santa Fe, NM - The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s first amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program. Read more...

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...

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