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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...

08/08/17 - White Sands Missile Range/Highway 70 Road Block
Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) along with White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has posted two (2) alerts for Wednesday August 8, 2017 for US 70. Read more...

08/08/17 - NMDOT District 3-Albuquerque Roadwork Advisory Report
August 3rd, 2017 through August 11th, 2017 Read more...

08/02/17 - US 64 Rio Grande Gorge Bridge Inspection Lane Closure To Begin August 7
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin bridge inspection of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge located on US 64 at milepost 242.7 in Taos. Read more...

08/02/17 - US 84/285 Bridge Work – Camel Rock Interchange in Tesuque
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin bridge rehabilitation work on US 84/285 at mile marker 174.900 at the Camel Rock Interchange in Tesuque. Read more...

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...

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