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Contacting the New Mexico Department of Transportation

NMDOT General Office is located at:
1120 Cerrillos Road,
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1149

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1149
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1149

Main: (505) 795-1401
Fax: (505) 827-5469

Michael Sandoval, Cabinet Secretary
Jolene Casados, Executive Administrator
505-827-5258 or 505-795-3646
Mershawn Griego, Administrator 505-216-8831

Office of Communications

The Public Information Officers of the New Mexico Department of Transportation are dedicated to providing timely responses to inquiries from the press and the public.  There is a Public Information Officer for each of our six districts as well as the Department’s General Office in Santa Fe.

Marisa Maez,
Director of Communications,

Cell: 505-469-8243

Executive Projects

The Executive Projects Office includes the Planning Division that oversees the Data Management BureauMultimodal Planning and Programs Bureau and Research Bureau. The office is also responsible for Government Affairs, Training, Special Projects, and Employee Relations & Public Service.

Jerry Valdez,
Executive Director
Cell: 505-795-3033

Joseph De La Rosa,
Employee Relations & Public Service
Cell: 505-470-7099

Jolene Casados,
Executive Administrator
505-827-5258 or 505-795-3646

Capital Programs and Investment

The Capital Program and Investments Division provides the expertise and resources to develop a Capital Investment Plan based on optimizing performance of the transportation system which identifies the most beneficial projects to execute with the anticipated revenues. As well as the Implementation of a Transportation Asset Management Program (TAMP) and the Transportation Asset Management Plan   

The Capital Program and Investments Division is responsible for managing the NMDOT Bond program and coordinating federal grants such as the USDOT BUILD and INFRA Grants.

Tamara P. Haas, P.E., Division Director
Office: 505-795-2126

Highway Operations

There are six District Offices responsible for constructing and maintaining 12,525 centerline miles of highway infrastructure statewide. The Districts are responsible for oversight of a contracted construction program using approximately 34 construction crews and 29 construction offices. There are 82 maintenance patrol units that perform various routine maintenance activities. The Operations Support Division resides within the General Office and provides support services in Administration, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Construction, Maintenance, Fleet and Materials.

Rick Padilla, Acting Director of Highway Operations
Mershawn Griego, Administrator 505-216-8831

Office of Business Support

The Office of Business Support provides core support services throughout the agency to meet the demands of a vast New Mexico transportation system that includes both highways and public transportation. Our goal is to be responsible stewards to our customers whose tax dollars support their transportation requirements.

Justin Reese, Business Support Director
George Dodge Jr., Local Government Liaison

Jolene Casados, Executive Administrator 505-827-5258 or 505-795-3646

Office of Infrastructure

In keeping with our new name, the New Mexico Department of Transportation has re focused its direction to improving affordable transportation modes available to citizens, tourists, and businesses of New Mexico.

Multimodal transportation choices invigorate the economy and connect people in small towns and cities and facilitate transportation of goods and people to other states and nations. This area focuses on the following modes of travel: transit, rail, aviation and highways. We strengthen our commitment for traffic safety, environmental excellence, and complete planning, design and engineering services.

David Quintana,  Office of Infrastructure
Elmer Franco, Office Manager 505-490-1254
Jolene Casados, Executive Administrator 
505-827-5258 or 505-795-3646

Modal Programs

The Modal Programs oversees the Aviation Division , Ports of Entry, Traffic Safety and Transit & Rail

Franklin Garcia, Modal Director
c.:(505) 490-0890

District Engineers & Information

District 1 Engineer
Trent Doolittle, P.E.
2912 E. Pine St.,
Deming, NM 88030
Tel.: 575-494-3227
Fax: 575-546-0272
District 2 Engineer
Francisco Sanchez, P.E.
P.O. Box 1457
4505 W. Second
Roswell, NM 88202-1457
Tel.: 575-840-3035
District 3 Engineer
Justin Gibson, P.E.
P.O. Box 91750
7500 Pan American Frwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Tel.: 505-934-0354
Fax: 505-841-1200
District 4 Engineer
James Gallegos, P.E.
28 Bibb Industrial,
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Tel.: 505-718-2073
District 5 Engineer
Paul Brasher, P.E.
Box 4127, Coronado
Santa Fe, NM 87502-4127
Tel.: 505-795-0533
District 6 Engineer
Lisa Vega, P.E. (Acting)
P.O. Box 2160
Milan, NM 87021
Tel.: 505-290-0117