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District 4

The New Mexico Department of Transportation - District 4 boundaries encompasses the northeastern part of New Mexico. It is comprised of the following seven counties: Colfax, Guadalupe, Harding, Mora, Quay, San Miguel and Union. The area is exclusively rural with approximately 4% of the total population of the State of New Mexico residing within its boundaries.

District Four has approximately 700 miles of Interstate and US Highways running through it. Commercial vehicle traffic mainly travels through the District on Interstates 25 and 40 plus US Routes 54, 56, 64/87 and 84. The east-west traffic volumes are relatively high along I-40 and US 54. These major truck routes serve as corridors for shipments going to and from East to West through central New Mexico.

The District 4 region is a gateway to travelers. The numerous opportunities for outdoor excursions (boating, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, skiing, sightseeing and swimming) make District 4 very attractive to both in-state and out-of-state visitors. Numerous State and National Parks are located here plus the abundance of events put on by towns and communities District wide are also contributors to our regions popularity.

The terrain and weather vary considerably in District Four. The elevation ranges from just above 4000 feet in the plains to mountain passes at approximately 9000 feet and mountain peaks at about 11000 feet. The area is bounded by the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains to the west, Mesa and Hill Country in between and the Great Plains to the east and southeast. Weather and road conditions can vary widely within District 4 as the terrain and elevation is very diverse.

David Trujillo, P.E., District Four Engineer Office:505-454-3600 david.trujillo2@state.nm.us

  • Physical Address
    28 Bibb Industrial
    Las Vegas, NM 87701
  • Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 10
    Las Vegas, NM 87701
  • Switchboard,
    505-454-3600
    Toll Free: 1-800-234-7520

Business Management

Provide business and administrative support functions to entire District to ensure the necessary tools and resources are available to provide excellent public service. District Fours Business Support sections consists of Accounting and Procurement services, Information Technology, Buildings and Grounds, Stores Inventory, Human Resources, Risk and Fleet Management.

Salvador Archuleta, Business Manager Office: 505-454-3615 salvador.archuleta@state.nm.us


Construction

The District Four Construction Section is responsible for ensuring projects built by contractors comply with the plans and specifications. The Section is divided into 5 Project Offices:  Raton, Clayton, Tucumcari, Santa Rosa, and Las Vegas.  The Project Office teams are responsible for reviewing plans before the bid to enhance constructability and maintainability within design parameters while maximizing long term cost effectiveness, as well as quality assurance during construction.  The Assistant District Engineer for Construction manages the 5 Project Offices, District Material Laboratory, Audit and Analysis Sections, and is responsible for all reviews, approvals, and changes during construction.

Stephen Hemphill, P.E. Assistant District Engineer-Construction Office: 505-454-3621 stephen.hemphill@state.nm.us


Maintenance

The Maintenance Section is responsible for the maintenance of the state roadway network (Interstates, US, and NM routes) in the northeastern part of these state. We cover over 3200 miles of roadway located within seven counties (Colfax, Guadalupe, Harding, Mora, San Miguel, Quay, and Union). There are 16 Maintenance Patrols located throughout the District which are responsible for maintenance of the roadway, including minor bridge and roadway repair, mowing, roadway signing, snow removal, guardrail repair, fence repair, etc.

We strive to provide the highest level of service to our customers and would appreciate your assistance in identifying areas of concern.

Adam Romero, P.E., Assistant District Engineer-Maintenance Office:505-454-3618 adam.romero@state.nm.us


Engineering

District Four Engineering Support has responsible charge for transportation planning, project development, traffic engineering, signing and striping, access permits, bridge inspection and maintenance, district surveying and local project oversight. These functions ensure that transportation improvement projects are: planned and prioritized based on qualitative need, the transportation infrastructure construction funds are managed and engineered to the highest efficiencies practicable, projects are designed to meet existing and projected traffic needs and environmental requirements.

Additionally, the functional groups coordinate and facilitate project development participation at the district, and ensure that local government transportation projects are constructed to minimum standards as set forth in NMDOT funding agreements.

Heather Sandoval, P.E.,  Assistant District Engineer-Engineering Office: 505-454-3663 heather.sandoval@state.nm.us