05/22/20 - NMDOT hiring temporary workers in Southeast New Mexico


ROSWELL – The health crisis brought on by COVID-19 has resulted in the loss of many jobs. The New Mexico Department of Transportation wants to provide financial stability and an opportunity for leadership during this difficult time. Read more...

04/21/20 - Pavement Improvement Sign replacement work begins on Sunspot Highway (N.M. 6563) near Cloudcrofts Coming to Grand Avenue (U.S. 60) in Clovis


CLOUDCROFT – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin replacing aging signs and installing new specialty signs on the Sunspot highway (N.M. 6563) this month. The sign replacement project will take place on N.M. 6563 from mile marker 0 to mile marker 15 near the Sunspot Solar Observatory in Otero County. All work on this $123,000 investment is scheduled to be completed by late summer 2020. Read more...

04/17/20 - Work Zone Safety Awareness Week April 20-24th Chaves, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, De Baca, Roosevelt, Curry, Torrance & Guadalupe Counties


ROSWELL – In recognition of National Work Zone Safety Week, the New Mexico Department of Transportation District Two wants to remind motorists in Southeastern New Mexico to use caution when traveling through work zones. This year National Work Zone Safety Week is being observed April 20-24, 2020. Read more...

03/03/20 - Pavement Improvements Coming to Grand Avenue (U.S. 60) in Clovis


CLOVIS – The New Mexico Department of Transportation District Two will improvement 1 mile of pavement along Grand Avenue (U.S. 60) in Clovis. The project includes 1 mile of pavement preservation work from mile marker 385 to mile marker 386, intersection improvements at Grand Avenue (U.S. 60) and 7th Street, and pedestrian safety improvements. Read more...

02/19/20 - N.M. 2 dedicated as “Mike Smith Highway”


DEXTER – A dedication ceremony was held Tuesday evening at Eastern New Mexico Fair Grounds dedicating N.M. 2 as the “Mike Smith Highway.” Representative Candy Ezzell, Chaves County Commissioner William Cavin, Municipality Representatives from Dexter, Hagerman, and Lake Arthur were all in favor of the name designation of the highway. Read more...

05/01/20 - NMDOT supports governor’s order to shutdown access to Gallup by providing detailed traffic control plan


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation has mobilized roadblocks to restrict traffic coming into Gallup in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the area. Gallup is located in McKinley County which now leads New Mexico in COVID-19 cases. Read more...

04/10/20 - Authorization to Allow Food Truck Service at Interstate Rest Areas During COVID-19 National Health Emergency


The Federal Highway Administration has authorized state Departments of Transportation to allow food trucks at interstate rest areas to support commercial truck drivers during the COVID-19 national public health emergency. Read more...

04/06/20 - NMDOT and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe discourage Good Friday Pilgrimages


The New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe are asking the faithful to 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 due to health order to prohibit large gatherings. Read more...

03/31/20 - NMDOT discourages shopping in groups


The New Mexico Department of Transportation is advising people to shop alone to reduce the spread of COVID-19. “This is not a time for a social outing. Leave family members at home where they are safe,” Secretary Mike Sandoval said. “Please shop alone. Every time you leave your house you put your family and community at risk,” adds Sandoval. Read more...

03/25/20 - NMDOT supports travel restrictions on Pueblos and Reservations


As part of New Mexico’s response to limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a public health order on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. New Mexico residents have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety, and welfare. Read more...

03/13/20 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice of Meeting Cancelation


Due to the Department of Health issuing a public health order banning any gatherings of 100 people or more. The Public Meeting for Project A301445- NM14 Rehabilitation Project - has been canceled. Read more...

01/31/20 - NMDOT provides $1M to expand transit to New Mexicans in need


SANTA FE – Transportation Secretary Mike Sandoval has authorized spending $1 million from the State Road Fund to create a pilot program in 2020 to expand transportation services to transit-dependent populations and isolated communities. Read more...

01/28/20 - Bridge work begins on N.M. 108 in Curry County


TEXICO – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is investing $4 million to replace the bridge on N.M. 108 near Texico in Curry County. Work includes replacement of the existing bridge, guardrail, traffic control, permanent signing and striping. Read more...

01/27/20 - Pedestrian Improvements and Bridge work coming to Artesia


ARTESIA – In order to improve pedestrian safety and mobility in the town of Artesia, the New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin construction on an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) pedestrian improvement project this spring on U.S. 285 from Hermosa Street to Richey Ave, as well as a bridge rehabilitation project along the corridor at the Eagle Draw Bridge. Read more...

01/14/20 - NMDOT and Safer New Mexico Now host Child Safety Seat Fitting Station in Hobbs


Hobbs, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now will host a Car Seat Inspection Clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2020 at Walmart, 3800 N. Lovington Hwy., in Hobbs. This free educational event provides parents and caregivers the opportunity to receive “hands-on” instruction from newly nationally-certified child passenger safety technicians. Read more...

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