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10/22/19 - “Take a Ride on Us” Halloween Event
ALBUQUERQUE – Get a safe ride home from Halloween celebrations. The New Mexico Department of Transportation, in continuing its work to ENDWI in the state, is partnering with Bernalillo County, the city of Albuquerque, Cumulus radio stations and Uber to support “Take a Ride on Us.” Read more...

10/18/19 - National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 20-27, 2019
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation is asking parents to talk to their teenagers about driver safety next week. Read more...

10/18/19 - Teens Witness DWI Court in School
SANTA FE–This Friday at 9:30 a.m. junior and senior students at Santa Fe High School will witness real-life consequences of driving while intoxicated. The New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Impaired Driving and Enforcement Division supports the annual Courts to Schools Program administered by the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General. Read more...

10/16/19 - NMDOT Announces New Safety Corridor on N.M. 128
Hobbs, NM – Safety is the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s number one priority. Today NMDOT announced the designation of a new safety corridor on N.M. 128 from mile marker 5 to mile marker 50 near the New Mexico/Texas State Line. Safety is the Department’s top priority. Motorists will notice increased law enforcement presence from New Mexico State Police, Eddy and Lea County Sheriff offices. Read more...

10/15/19 - Successful Car Seat Clinic Honors a Young Boy’s Life
ARTESIA, NM-The New Mexico Department of Transportation, Safer New Mexico Now and the Frank W. Yates Jr. Family Foundation recently hosted the Cy Palmer Inaugural Car Seat Clinic in Artesia. The clinic was held in celebration of the life and remembrance of Cy Palmer, a 7-year-old who tragically lost his life as the result of a motor vehicle crash on November 15, 2017. Although Palmer was wearing his seat belt, he was not using a booster seat, which ensures the seat belt fits correctly and the passenger is properly restrained in the event of a crash. Read more...

10/15/19 - Giant Lab rotor traveling through New Mexico
SANTA FE – A 460, 000-pound rotor will be moving from Los Alamos National Laboratory to Clovis beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, potentially causing delays for drivers in Northern New Mexico, the Department of Transportation warned on Tuesday. Read more...

10/08/19 - Improvements are coming to the intersection of White Sands Boulevard and Indian Wells Road NMDOT is hosting a public meeting for community input
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) invites the public to attend an informational meeting regarding proposed improvements at the intersection of White Sands Boulevard and Indian Wells Road in Alamogordo. Read more...

10/04/19 - Special car seat clinic to be held in southeast New Mexico
Artesia, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), Safer New Mexico Now (Safer), and the Frank W. Yates Jr. Family Foundation will host a car seat clinic from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 12, at Bulldog Stadium, 1600 W. Grand Avenue, in Artesia, NM. This inaugural car seat clinic will be held as a celebration of life and remembrance of Cy Palmer, a 7-year-old who tragically lost his life as the result of a motor vehicle crash on November 15, 2017. Although Palmer was wearing his seat belt, he was not using a booster seat, which ensures the seat belt fits correctly and the passenger is properly restrained in the event of a crash. Read more...

09/30/19 - NMDOT Supports Walk and Roll to School Day 2019
SANTA FE – Thousands of students, parents, teachers and community leaders across New Mexico will walk, bike, scoot, or skate to school on October 2, in celebration of the 23rd Annual National Walk to School Day. Read more...

09/27/19 - N.M. 532 (Ski Run Road) Safety Improvement Project Begins in Lincoln County Road Will Remain Open During Safety Improvement Work
Ruidoso, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin a safety improvement project on N.M. 532 (Ski Run Road) in Lincoln County this month. The $3.5 million project is expected to take a year to complete. The safety project will take place near mile marker 7, known as the Texas Curve on Ski Run Road. Read more...

09/24/19 - U.S. 82 Tunnel Safety Inspection Scheduled for October 1st Otero County
Alamogordo, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will perform an annual safety inspection of the tunnel on U.S. 82 near Cloudcroft, Tuesday, October 1st. The safety inspection will cause intermittent interruptions to traffic flow between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Read more...

09/24/19 - ADA Pedestrian Improvements Scheduled to Begin In Lovington
Lovington – In order to improve pedestrian safety and mobility in the town of Lovington, the New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin construction on an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) pedestrian improvement project this fall on U.S. 82 from 9th Street to Main Ave along West Ave D (U.S. 82). Read more...

09/19/19 - NMDOT’s Aviation Division Joins the Experimental Aircraft Association for Land of Enchantment Fly-In
ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation in partnership with the Albuquerque EAA Chapter presents the Land of Enchantment Fly In this Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque. The FREE, family event begins at 7 a.m. and lasts until 3:00 p.m. Read more...

09/19/19 - Today’s Learning, Tomorrow’s Leaders: NMDOT Aviation Division Participates in STEM Activities Steered Toward Transportation
Roswell – The New Mexico Department of Transportation Aviation Division will be a part of the New Mexico Aviation Aerospace STEM Expo at the Roswell International Air Center Thursday, September 26th. Read more...

09/13/19 - NMDOT Promotes Traffic Safety at State Fair, Law Enforcement Day
ALBUQUERQUE – Visitors can virtually experience a drunk driving crash and kick-starting a motorcycle at a New Mexico Department of Transportation-sponsored booth Thursday, Sept. 5, at Expo New Mexico. Read more...

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