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District 3 

Rick Padilla, P.E.
District Engineer (Acting)
P.O. Box 91750
Albuquerque, NM 87199
Telephone: 505-934-0354
Toll Free: 866-466-8178
Fax: 505-819-7905

Justin Gibson, P.E.
Assistant District Engineer - Construction

Isaac Chavez, P.E.
Area Project Manager - Construction


NM 14 Study and Rehabilitation

Scope:  The New Mexico Department of Transportation is planning several improvements on NM 14 over the next several years.  These improvements and anticipated funding and construction timeframes are as follows:

  • Pavement Rehabilitation in three phases:
    • Phase 1: Milepost 0 to 2, Completed Fall 2018
    • Phase 2: Milepost 2 to 4, Funding programmed in 2018 and 2019, Anticipated Construction Spring/Summer 2019
    • Phase 3: Milepost 4 to 6, Spring 2020
  • Slope Stabilization for slope on east side on NM 14 between milepost 3.5 and 4.2. TBD 
  • Intersection Evaluation of NM 14 / NM 536 / Frost Rd intersection and development of alternatives for reconstruction. TBD

Project Sponsor: NMDOT

Comments or questions may be sent to the following addresses:

Attn: NM 14
6100 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 700
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 878-6554
Email: Paul.Steffin@wsp.com

7500 Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 934-0354
Email: Leslie.Fortier@state.nm.us

NM 6 Bridge Replacement over the Rio Grande

Scope: The overall project area is on NM6/Main Street between milepost 35.21(Carson Drive intersection) and milepost 35.80 (Edeal Road Intersection) with a total project length of 0.59 miles and a structure length of 966 feet. The existing bridge is the only Rio Grande river crossing in Los Lunas, and is one of only two primary river crossings in Valencia County.

Start Date:  November 2019

Project Manager: 

NMDOT Manuel Ramirez, Project Manager (505) 221-1148





Interstate 25 at Rio Bravo Interchange Project

Project Website:  www.I25riobravo.com

Scope: The NMDOT is reconstructing the I-25 and Rio Bravo Interchange and the Rio Bravo roadway corridor from University to the AMAFCA channel. Improvements will include a new intersection layout at I-25/Rio Bravo and new roadway pavement and features within the right-of-way infrastructure including Multi-modal improvements.

Approximate Cost: $55 million
Start Date: August 2017
Expected Completion Date: Summer 2019



I-25 South Corridor Study

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is conducting an engineering study for the South I-25 Corridor from the NM 47/Broadway Interchange to the I-40/I-25 Interchange.

Project Purpose:

The objective of the study is to identify transportation needs in the corridor and to develop a priority plan that will enable the NMDOT to program funds for both near and long term projects.

Public Meetings:

The team offers the public updates on the status of the study and the findings of the detailed analysis at public meetings. The team seeks comments from the public as part of the evaluation of the alternatives prior to deciding on a preferred improvement alternative for the corridor.

If you have questions about the study please contact:

• Priscilla Benavides P.E., NMDOT Central Region Design Manager at (505) 250-8760 Priscilla.Benavides@state.nm.us


NM 314 and Courthouse Rd. Intersection

Scope:  The New Mexico Department of Transportation will be reconstructing the intersection of NM 314 and Courthouse Rd in Los Lunas due to identified safety issues.  The safety issues include skewed intersection geometry, close proximity of the rail crossing to the intersection, and a lack of dedicated turning lanes on NM 314. Planned improvements include realigning either Courthouse Rd or Juan Perea Rd to intersect NM 314 at Colonial Avenue, adding northbound and southbound left turn lanes and a northbound right turn lane on NM 314, and reconstructing the rail crossing, pedestrian trail, and sidewalks at the new intersection location.

Anticipated Start Date:  Spring 2020

Project Sponsor: NMDOT

Please contact the following to provide comments or to ask questions specific to this project:

Patrick Byrd with Lee Engineering
Phone: (505) 338-0988
Email: pbyrd@lee-eng.com

Lee Engineering
Attn: NM 314 and Courthouse Rd.
8220 San Pedro Dr. NE, Suite 150
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Leslie Fortier with NMDOT
Phone: (505) 231-0512
Email: Leslie.fortier@state.nm.us

Attn: Leslie Fortier
7500 Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

NM 314 at Courthouse Rd RSA Final Report

Presentation of NM 314 & Courthouse Rd.