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03/11/21 - The Archdiocese of Santa Fe cancels Good Friday events - NMDOT and N.M. State Police discourage pilgrimages this holy week


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation, New Mexico State Police and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe are asking the faithful to please stay home during Holy Week. While annual pilgrimages to El Santuario de Chimayo and Tome Hill are cherished, New Mexico traditions, the events have been cancelled. Read more...

03/10/21 - NMDOT welcomes public input on U.S. 380 corridor improvement study


ROSWELL – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are hosting a public information meeting on the U.S. 380 proposed corridor improvement study. Members of the public from New Mexico and Texas are invited to attend the meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to share proposed alternatives for the corridor and gather public comments. Read more...

03/08/21 - NMDOT proposes an amendment to Utility Rule 17.4.2 - Public comment is encouraged


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation is proposing an amendment to Utility Rule 17.4.2 New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC.) The rule defines requirements for occupying state and interstate systems Right of Way (ROW) by public utilities and is now being expanded to include the use of public ROW by private for-profit telecommunication and broadband businesses. The current rule has been in place since the 1960’s and was last amended in 2001. State ROW is primarily intended for transportation uses but is also available for public utilities and if safe, for private uses including parking spaces or private broadband businesses. Read more...

03/02/21 - Rider Alert - Park and Ride increases service to coincide with Rail Runner schedule


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation Park and Ride will increase service to support the opening of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express after a year-long suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trains will be running on a limited weekday schedule only. Train capacity is limited to 25 percent or 160 seats. Visit www.riometro.org/weekdayschedule for more information. Read more...

02/24/21 - Multiple lane closures begin at White Sands Boulevard (U.S. 54/70) and Indian Wells Road Intersection


ALAMOGORDO– The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two is investing $2.5 million to improve the intersection at White Sands Boulevard and Indian Wells Road in Alamogordo. Lane closures are expected throughout the project. Read more...

02/23/21 - Sidewalk upgrades begin March 1 on N.M. 48 (Sudderth Drive) in Ruidoso


RUIDOSO – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two and the Village of Ruidoso are investing nearly $500,000 in a sidewalk replacement project to improve safety and pedestrian access. Construction will take place in mid-town Ruidoso on Sudderth Drive (N.M. 48) beginning March 1. Read more...

02/19/21 - Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Cleanup "Keep Southeast New Mexico Beautiful"


ROSWELL – Volunteers participating in the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two Adopt-A-Highway program should schedule their first litter cleanup event before summer. Read more...

02/16/21 - Public invited to comment on future projects - State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)


SANTA FE – The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is required under federal legislation and contains projects located on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S., or N.M. designations). The STIP is a collaborative state, local, regional, and tribal transportation planning effort, developed by The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT). Projects included in the STIP are funded with a combination of federal, state and or local funds. Read more...

02/12/21 - NMDOT District Two Launches Public Awareness Campaign - Share the Love, Don’t Litter! Help Keep Southeast New Mexico Beautiful!


CARLSBAD – The New Mexico Department of Transportation District Two introduced a new public awareness campaign, “Share the Love, Don’t Litter! Help Keep Southeast New Mexico Beautiful!” The campaign raises awareness about New Mexico’s roadway litter problem. Read more...

02/08/21 - Pandemic broadens NMDOT’s outlook to lay groundwork for a connected future


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation is committed to helping build out the information highways in New Mexico to connect rural communities to vital digital resources while enhancing mobility and safety on state highways. Read more...

02/04/21 - Driver education updates


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) is working with driving schools across the state to complete driver education training while adhering to health and safety orders. Read more...

02/02/21 - Virtual car seat inspections are available


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now are hosting virtual car seat checks through Zoom. Read more...

01/29/21 - NMDOT supports Senate bill 121 - Issuance of Bonds could produce jobs and improve NM’s economy


SANTA FE – Legislation introduced in the state Senate will enable the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) to issue $234.6 million in transportation project bonds to support projects statewide. Read more...

01/28/21 - NMDOT supports CMGC Senate bill 37 - Alternate project delivery method could save time and cost less


SANTA FE – Legislation introduced in the state Senate will enable the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) to use an alternate project delivery method which could speed the completion of road projects. The Construction Manager General Contractor (CMGC) bill is a top priority for the department this legislative session. Read more...

01/20/21 - The NMDOT promotes safe rides nearing the Super Bowl “Get a Lyft on us” sponsored by GHSA


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) are pleased to partner with Lyft to offer safe rides in New Mexico now through Super Bowl weekend, Feb. 8, 2021, to combat drunk driving. Read more...

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