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Justin Gibson, P.E.
District Engineer - Construction

P.O. Box 91750
Albuquerque, NM 87199
Telephone: 505-934-0354
Toll Free: 866-466-8178
Fax: 505-819-7905

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

Projects In The Design Phase

NM 500 Rio Bravo Bridge Replacement

CN A301000
STATUS:  Project In Development
COUNTY:  Bernalillo

PROJECT OVERVIEW:  The NMDOT, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is planning to replace or rehabilitate the east- and west-bound bridges on Rio Bravo (NM 500) over the Rio Grande.  The structures are in need of upgrades or replacement.  Existing conditions demonstrate there is also a need to increase travel capacity along Rio Bravo between Isleta Boulevard and 2nd Street. This is also an opportunity to provide enhanced safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The purpose of the project is to improve safety within the corridor. This is based on the need for:

  • Upgrading the roadway and bridge structures since they are nearing the end of their design-life;
  • Increasing traffic capacity (lanes) to match Rio Bravo on either side of the bridge;
  • Improving pedestrian and bicycle facilities

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:  The NMDOT will be hosting a Virtual Open House to provide information about proposed alternatives.  The meeting will involve a short presentation with time available for questions and comments from the community, and to discuss the proposed improvements.  Please see below for more details on how to PARTICIPATE and to access the available PROJECT RESOURCES.  https://linktr.ee/NM500RioBravo

Contact:  Jennifer Hyre, WSP
Phone:  
505-878-6577
Email:  
jennifer.hyre@wsp.com

Mailing Address:  
Attn: NM 500 Rio Bravo Blvd Bridge
2440 Louisiana Blvd NE, Suite 400
Albuquerque, NM 87110

If you do not have access to the internet, please use the project contact information and a member of the project team will provide resources to help you participate.

Si necesita información del proyecto en español o si no tiene acceso a internet, comuníquese con nosotros y un miembro del equipo del proyecto le proporcionará recursos para ayudarlo a participar.

PROJECT RESOURCES AND DOCUMENTS:
Coming soon

PROJECT TIMELINE:
Start of Study: Spring 2020
Public Meeting:  Fall 2020
Completion of Study:  Spring 2021
Initial Engineering Design Development:  Spring 2021
Environmental Analysis and Documentation: Summer 2022
Final Engineer Design: Spring 2023
Anticipated Construction Start:  Fall 2023

PROJECT CONTACT:
Priscilla Benavides, Project Development Engineer
NMDOT Central Region Design Manager
Phone:  505-250-8760

NM Highway 109 (Jarales Rd) and Railroad Grade Separation Project

STIP ID:  A302220

Status:  In Development

Project Overview:  The NMDOT, in cooperation with the BNSF Railway, is proposing to replace the existing at-grade railroad crossing of NM 109 and BNSF tracks at the east end of BNSF’s Belen Yard.  The BNSF intends to construct eight additional sets of tracks through the corridor to add capacity for the Railway’s yard operations. Due to concerns regarding increased vehicular and rail traffic volumes, public access, and emergency service response times, the BNSF and NMDOT have agreed that a grade separated crossing is needed.  A public meeting was held June 11, 2019, at which time alternatives were presented.

The NMDOT and BNSF will present the selected alternative through a virtual meeting forum since we are not able to hold in-person meetings at this time.  The meeting will involve a short presentation with time available for the community and interested citizens to share concerns, ask questions, and discuss the proposed improvements.  Please see below for more details on how to PARTICIPATE and to access the available PROJECT RESOURCES.

A virtual public meeting was held on:

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Public Involvement Virtual Meeting August 18, 2020

We value your input and would like to hear from you.  Please either participate in the meeting question/comment session, download/mail the comment form, or send an email. Please SUBMIT your message or any comments about the project by September 1, 2020 to Jarales@parametrix.com(Attn:Jeff Fredine) or see Project contact information below.

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT and Project Resources:
Public Involvement Virtual Meeting August 18, 2020
Presentation slides (hardcopy/handout)
Comment Form
Phase AB Report
Phase AB Appendix

Project Timeline:

  • Public Meeting:  August 18, 2020
  • Completion of Phase AB Study:  September 2020
  • Design Development:  2021
  • Anticipated Construction Start:  December 2021

Project Contact:
Priscilla Benavides
NMDOT Central Region Design Manager
Cell: (505) 250-8760

NM Highway 22 & Southern Pueblos 88 Interchange Project

Scope:  The NMDOT, in cooperation with the FHWA, is proposing improvements to the NM 22 and SP 88 interchange in Santo Domingo Pueblo.  NM 22 serves several communities and recreation areas along its route between I-25 and Cochiti Dam. These include Santo Domingo Pueblo, Pena Blanca, Cochiti Pueblo and Cochiti Lake. The study area is located where New Mexico 22 crosses over SP/BIA 88 and where the loop ramp connects NM 22 to SP/BIA 88, between the New Mexico Rail Runner Express tracks, also known as the Mateo Overpass, and the bridge over Galisteo Creek. The study focuses on two major areas of concern: the SP/BIA 88 underpass below NM 22 and the NM 22 intersection with the loop ramp that connects to SP/BIA 88.

Because we are not able to hold in-person meetings at this time, we are hosting a virtual public meeting to summarize the findings of the engineering and environmental analyses and present the recommended alternatives.  The meeting will involve a short presentation with time available for the community to share concerns, ask questions, and discuss the proposed improvements.  Please see below for more details on how to PARTICIPATE and to access PROJECT RESOURCES available.

How to Participate in the VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING

Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

There are two ways to join the meeting:

1.       Click here to participate online – access.live/nmdot

2.       Or call:   1-877-229-8493 and enter ID code 119649

We value your input and would like to hear from you.  Please either participate in the meeting question/comment session, download/mail the comment form, or send an email.  Please SUBMIT your message or any comments about the project by July 17, 2020 to NM22@parametrix.com (Attn:  Jim Buckman) or see Project contact information below.

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT and Project Resources:
Power Point Presentation with Narration, JUNE 2020
Comment Form
DRAFT Phase AB Report

Project Timeline:
UPCOMING Public Meeting:  June 25, 2020
Completion of Phase AB Study:  July 2020
Design Development:  2020 - 2023
Anticipated Construction Start:  Spring 2023

Project Contact:
Munaf Alaloosi
NMDOT-Central Region Design
7500 Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109.
Phone: (505) 228-8872
Email:  NM22@parametrix.com

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:

WSP
Attn: NM 14
6100 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 700
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 878-6554
Email: Jill.Mosher@state.nm.us

NMDOT
7500 Pan American Freeway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 934-0354

Resources

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 

Documents

Projects In The Construction Phase

US 550 Phase II Construction

Scope: This project will include the addition of one new lane in each direction from Santa Ana Road to NM 528/Tamaya Road. This project will also include pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements along the entire project and will include ADA upgrades.  It will also include a continuous flow interchange, the first of its kind in New Mexico.  

Start Date: November 2019

NMDOT Project Manager:
Patsy Najar
Project Manager
(505) 401-9702

Contractor: FNF

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 Manuel.Ramirez@state.nm.us

Contractor: FNF

Resources

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:

 

Paul Barricklow, 505.545.8440, pbarricklow@lee-eng.com

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

Jill Mosher with NMDOT
  Phone: (505) 553-5174
 

NMDOT-
  Attn: JIll Mosher
  7500 Pan American Freeway NE
  Albuquerque, NM 87109

NM 314 at Courthouse Rd RSA Final Report

Presentation of NM 314 & Courthouse Rd.