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District 5

Paul Brasher, P.E.
Acting District Engineer

Box 4127, Coronado
Santa Fe, NM 87502-4127
Telephone: 505-995-7700
Toll Free: 800-388-6630
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Upcoming Proposed Projects:

US 64 between Farmington & Bloomfield in San Juan County, New Mexico, Phase 5 CN F100113:

Scope: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) propose to improve US 64, Phase 5 between Farmington and Bloomfield.  This project is the last of a series of projects between Farmington and Bloomfield that are intended to improve regional mobility in a safe and efficient manner while addressing corridor access issues. The proposed improvements currently include full road reconstruction, addition of an east bound and a west bound lane, raised medians, access management, right and left turn bays, drainage structure extensions, and a new signal for Andrea Drive.  

Estimated Project Cost: TBD
Anticipated Start Date:  TBD

Project Sponsor:
NMDOT
Lawrence Lopez, North Region Design Project Development Engineer
Voice: 505-469-5944

Email: Lawrence.Lopez@state.nm.us

Project Documents:

Public Meeting Notice, June 2017


NM 68 Road & Bridge Project from Alcalde (Milepost 6.86) to Velarde (Milepost 12.70), CN 5100461:


Scope: 
The NMDOT, in cooperation with FHWA, is proposing to reconstruct the NM 68 roadway corridor beginning at milepost 6.863 in Alcalde and ending at MP 12.706 near the Velarde Elementary School in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.  The project will be split into two phases for construction.  Phase 1 will consist of approximately 3.3 miles of NM 68 from MP 6.863 to MP 10.116. Phase 2 will consist of approximately 2.6 miles of NM 68 from MP 10.116 to MP 12.706.  The project is needed to address safety concerns; design deficiencies to roadway, bridge, and drainage elements; pavement structure failure, and settlement due to collapsible soils.  The purpose of the project is to improve the roadway condition and create safe turning movements.  The proposed project would involve roadway and bridge construction, drainage improvements, vertical grade and super elevation improvements, access control, signing and striping including  raising the grade of existing driveway tie-ins; closure of median crossovers; cleaning of drainage structures; installing rip rap and energy dissipaters at select drainage structures; replacing Bridge 6760; widening of Bridge 6759, preventative maintenance to six other bridges; guardrail installations; and spot right-of-way fence replacements.  Federal funds will be used for this project.

Estimated Project Cost:  $13,400,000 (Phase 1)

Anticipated Start Date:  FY 2020 (Phase 1)

Project Sponsor:
Dana Garcia, P.E.
NMDOT Project Development Engineer, North Region Design
Office:  505-231-7663

Email:  dana.garcia@state.nm.us

Project Documents:

Public Meeting #1 Advertisement May 2017

Public Meeting #2 Advertisement May 2018




NM 68 and US 64 Roadway Improvements Project from La Posta Road (NM 68, MP 44.425) to Camino la Placita/Rivali Lane (US 64, MP 253.766), CN 5100750:

Scope:  The NM 68/US 64 project is located in the Town of Taos.  NM 68 is designated Paseo del Pueblo Sur from La Posta Road to Kit Carson Street.  US 64 is designated Paseo del Pueblo Norte from Kit Carson Street to Camino de la Placita/Rivali Lane.  The NM 68/US 64 highway is the principal north-south route across Taos providing access to several destinations such as the Taos Plaza, Taos Historic District, and Taos Pueblo.  The purpose of the proposed project is to correct physical and geometric deficiencies, reduce congestion, and improve both safety and mobility.  The purpose is based on the following:  need to maintain business access and safely manage access along the corridor; need to manage on-street storm water flows; need to correct pavement deficiencies; and need to provide safer, better-connected bicycling and pedestrian facilities.  The project will use federal highway safety funds.

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Estimated Project Cost:$16,000,000 

Anticipated Start Date:  FY 2019

Project Sponsor:
NMDOT
Antonio Jaramillo, PE, Technical Support Engineer
Voice: 505-235-3245 Email: Antonio.Jaramillo@state.nm.us

Project Documents:
Phase 1B - Public Meeting #1 Summary, Dec 2016
Phase 1B - Public Meeting #2 Summary, Nov 2017
Phase 1B - Public Meeting #3 Summary, Jan 2018

Phase 1B Alignment Study Report

Phase A Study 
Traffic Data Appendices
Capacity Analysis Appendices
Warrant Analysis Appendices
Crash DataAppendices
Property Owners Appendices
17 11-28 NM68 US 64 Taos PIM handout v1
17 11-28 NM68 US 64 Presentation
17 12-08 1 of 5 3 Series Construction Plans 90%
17 12-08 2 of 5 3 Series Construction Plans 90%
17 12-08 3 of 5 3 Series Construction Plans 90%
17 12-08 4 of 5 3 Series Construction Plans 90%
17 12-08 5 of 5 3 Series Construction Plans 90%


NM 30 Corridor Study & NM 502 –US 84/285 Alternatives

Scope: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) propose to improve NM 30, from the NM 502 Interchange to US 84/285 in Espanola for a total project length of 8.5 miles.  The NM 30 Corridor study proposes to improve and assure that the safety requirements of NM 30 are addressed; that the project is in harmony with the local communities and preserves the environmental , scenic, aesthetic, historic and natural resources of the area.

Estimated Project Cost: 20.4 Million
Anticipated Start Date: Winter 2013-2014

Project Sponsor:
NMDOT

Stephen Lopez, PE, Technical Support Engineer
Voice: 505-995-7700 Email: stephen.lopez@state.nm.us

Project Documents:


NM 41 (Clark Hill to US 285) Project Study:

Scope: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) propose to improve NM 41.  The NM 41 Clark Hill to US 285 project study proposes to correct and improve structural and pavement problems and to make improvements to two historic bridge structures located within the southern portion of Galisteo and to improve safety within the project limits.
Estimated Project Cost: TBD
Anticipated Start Date: TBD

Project Sponsor:
NMDOT

Stephen Lopez, PE, Technical Support Engineer
Voice: 505-995-7700 Email: stephen.lopez@state.nm.us

Project Documents:

Public Meeting: May 3, 2011


NM Highway 599 and Via Veteraños Intersection Safety Improvements Project, CN S100580:

Scope: The New Mexico Department of Transportation is proposing improvements that will address safety issues at the un-signalized intersection of NM 599 and Via Veteraños Road.  With concerns surrounding two recent traffic fatalities occurring at this intersection, an interim treatment is proposed to mitigate crash risk.  Based on the 2010 MPO, this intersection will be converted to an interchange as funding becomes available.  As an interim safety improvement, the NMDOT is proposing to eliminate direct left turns from Via Veteranos approaches and through movements crossing NM 599.  A lane-separator system will be installed to reduce the complexity and number of conflicts at this location.  Right-out turning movements would be channelized by the lane-separators and at-grade right turn acceleration lanes would be constructed for north and south bound motorists entering NM 599.  The project will use federal highway safety funds.

Estimated Project Cost:  $500,000
Anticipated Start Date: 
FY 2019
Project Sponsor:
Manuel Maestas, P.E.
NMDOT, North Region Design Project Development Engineer
Office:  505-629-7251
Email:  Manuelito.Maestas@state.nm.us

Project Documents:

Public Meeting Notice, January 2018
Public Meeting Presentation January 2018
Public Meeting Handout January 2018



NM Highway 599 (Veterans Memorial Highway) Re-Prioritization Plan, CN S100490

Scope:  The New Mexico Department of Transportation has completed a re-prioritization plan for NM 599 (Veterans Memorial Highway).  NM 599 serves as a route for regional traffic whose destination is not Santa Fe and provides local access for north Santa Fe to connecting facilities including I-25 to the south and US 285/US 84/St. Francis Drive to the north.  NM 599 also provides access to the municipal airport, various residential developments, and various recreational land uses along the corridor.  The facility still serves as a Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) route transporting low-level nuclear waste from various sites to the WIPP facility just east of Carlsbad, NM.  NM 599 is intended to provide congestion relief for both St. Francis and Cerrillos Road.  The need for the corridor would be to improve safety and ultimately usher this corridor towards its final limited-access configuration.  The re-prioritization plan assessed the existing traffic operations and safety, developed 2040 traffic demand projections, assessed traffic operations, conducted a safety assessment based on the 2010 Highway Safety Manual, reviewed/refined proposed alternatives from the 2010 Prioritization Study, assessed potential interim and ultimate design alternatives for traffic operations and predicted safety affects for these alternatives, and provided updated interchange priority rankings.

Estimated Project Cost:   TBD
Anticipated Start Date:  TBD
Project Sponsor:
Manuel Maestas, P.E.
NMDOT, North Region Design Project Development Engineer
Office:  505-629-7251
Email:  Manuelito.Maestas@state.nm.us

Project Documents:
NM 599 Final Prioritization Report, April 2018

 




US Highway 64 Rio Grande Gorge Bridge Suicide Deterrent System Study, CN 5101020

Scope:  The New Mexico Department of Transportation has initiated a study to evaluate alternatives for a potential physical suicide deterrent system for the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in Taos County, New Mexico, the goal being to reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts from the bridge.  The purpose of the study is to understand the structural feasibility of adding a suicide deterrent system to the bridge.  There are several factors the NMDOT is considering to determine the next steps regarding the addition of a potential suicide deterrent system such as technical analysis, public and stakeholder input, historic preservation, and project costs.

Estimated Project Cost:   TBD
Anticipated Start Date:  TBD
Public Information Meeting:  Spring 2018

Project Sponsor:
Manuel Maestas, P.E.
NMDOT, North Region Design Project Development Engineer

Project Resources:
Web Address:  https://riograndegorgebridgestudy.com/
Email Address:  RioGrandeGorgeBridge@hdrinc.com

Mailing Address:
NMDOT c/o Rio Grande Gorge Bridge Study
2155 Louisiana Blvd NE, Ste. 9500
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Previous Studies:  2009 Study, 2015 Study


 Phase A/B Corridor Study US 64/491 San Juan Bridge Crossing in Shiprock, CN 5101010:

Scope:  The NMDOT is conducting a Phase A and B Corridor Study for US 64/491 between MP 21.78 and 23.00 in Shiprock, San Juan County, New Mexico.  The objective of the Phase A process is to analyze the existing conditions, verify the need for improvements and identify and evaluate feasible alternatives that provide a reasonable solution.  Alternatives to improve the corridor and bridge crossing will be evaluated and investigated further during the Phase B process.  Ultimately, the study will assist with identifying future design and construction goals.  The intention of the US 64/491 Corridor Study is to develop a project that has lasting value for the NMDOT, the Shiprock community, San Juan County, and traveling public utilizing this major river crossing.   

Estimated Project Cost:   TBD
Anticipated Start Date: 
TBD

Project Contact:
Manuel Maestas, P.E.
NMDOT, North Region Design Project Development Engineer
Office:  505-629-7251
Email:  Manuelito.Maestas@state.nm.us

Project Resources:
Public Meeting Presentation, September 2017
Public Meeting Summary, September 2017

 


Active Projects:


NM 30 Pueblo of Santa Clara MP 7.15, Roadway Reconstruction 

Scope: The purpose of the project is to reconstruct a ½ mile section of NM 30 and the intersection at Dawn Road, which will include new pavement, curb & gutter, ADA compliant sidewalk, curb ramps and crosswalks, as well as new signal and lighting equipment.  Contractor will upgrade the existing concrete box culvert with extensions and add a new barrel to the drainage structure on the Santa Clara Creek.   

Estimated Project Cost: $3.4 Million
Anticipated Start Date: Winter 2017 

Project Sponsor:
NMDOT
Duane Garcia, Project Engineer
Voice: 505-753-9818

Contractor:
Vital Consulting Group, LLC.
5880-5952 Pino Ave NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87119
(505) 369-0623