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Paul Brasher, P.E.
District Engineer

Box 4127, Coronado
Santa Fe, NM 87502-4127
Telephone: 505-795-0533

Projects In The Design Phase

US 64 Alignment Study, US 160 at Teec Nos Pos to US 491 in Shiprock

STATUS: Project In-Development
COUNTY: San Juan
STIP ID:  5101170

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The NMDOT is conducting a Phase A and B Alignment Study for US 64 in San Juan County from US 160 at Teec Nos Pos, AZ to US 491 in Shiprock, New Mexico.  This stretch of highway traverses Navajo Nation lands and mainly serves rural residents in Shiprock and Beclabito, New Mexico and Teec Nos Pos, Arizona, freight trucks, tourists traveling to National Monuments, Beclabito Dome, and other recreational destination in the Four Corners.  Initial evaluations have determined that the highway may need major pavement improvements, additional shoulders, sight distance/vertical alignment improvements, drainage improvements and up to four bridge replacements.  The purpose of the Study is to evaluate existing and projected roadway conditions and develop recommendations for potential improvements.  Alternatives to improve the corridor are being evaluated and investigated further.  Ultimately, the study will assist with identifying future phased design and construction goals.

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:
The NMDOT will be utilizing Access Live, a telephone and web-based service to host the virtual public meeting.  Members of the community are encouraged to register for the event and join the discussion, provide comments and ask questions of the project team.  To request Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations for this meeting or to request a translator, please contact Jennifer Hyre at least two days before the meeting.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

THURSDAY August 27, 2020, SCHEDULED FROM 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT)
Public Meeting Recording

HOW TO PROVIDE INPUT:

Your comments can be provided at the meeting or can be sent by September 25, 2020 to:

Jennifer Hyre, WSP USA
Attention: US 64
6100 Uptown Blvd NE, Suite 700, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Email: Jennifer.Hyre@wsp.com
Phone: (505)-878-6577

If you are unable to attend the virtual meeting or access online resources, please contact Jennifer Hyre to request a copy of the presentation and comment form.

PROJECT RESOURCES:
VIRTUAL Public Meeting Notice, August 2020
DRAFT Phase AB Study 13MB
Comment Form

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PROJECT CONTACT:
Dana Garcia, NMDOT North Region Design PDE
1120 Cerrillos Road, NM  87505, Room 203
P.O. Box 1149, Santa Fe, New Mexico  87505
Phone:  505-231-7663

US 285 Roadway Improvements Project North of Tres Piedras (Milepost 384 to 393)

STATUS:  Project In-Development
COUNTY:  Taos and Rio Arriba
STIP ID:  5101440(design) and 5101441 (construction)

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW:  The NMDOT is proposing roadway improvements on US 285 from milepost 384 in Tres Piedras north to milepost 393 in Taos and Rio Arriba counties, New Mexico.  US 285 provides a vital connection for many mountainous communities along this stretch and also provides a critical connection to southern Colorado.  The purpose of the project is to address physical deficiencies and improve safety for the traveling public.  The need is based on inadequate shoulder width and roadway age.  The 2018 Annual Average Daily Traffic was 880 for this segment of US 285 with approximately 17 percent heavy vehicles. The lack of shoulders does not allow for turning or disabled vehicles to slow down or maneuver from the driving lanes. A lack of shoulders also provides an uneasy feeling when larger vehicles are approaching from the opposite direction. The most problematic pavement area is from MP 390.4 to 392.3, where the roadway is experiencing pavement failure.

The NMDOT is proposing to add 6-ft shoulders for the length of the project.  Pavement on the mainline would be rehabilitated while the shoulders would require reconstruction.  The existing culverts would be extended to accommodate the new shoulders.  In addition, the existing right-of-way fence will be replaced with 4-strand barbed wire wildlife friendly fence. 

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:  In-lieu of an in-person public meeting, the NMDOT is hosting a Virtual Public Outreach to present the proposed design and obtain your valuable input.

WATCH the narrated presentation and 

SUBMIT COMMENTS to our project team.

Please submit comments by phone, email, or mail.  The public comment period runs from August 7, 2020 to August 24, 2020. We value your input and would like to hear from you no later than August 24, 2020.

Contact:  Conrad Ley, Project Manager
Phone:  
505-348-4133
conrad.ley@wilsonco.com

Mailing Address: 
Wilson & Company
Attn: Conrad Ley (US 285 Tres Piedras)
4401 Masthead St NE, Suite 150
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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.

PROJECT RESOURCES:

PROJECT TIMELINE:

  • Spring 2019 – Project Development Initiated
  • 2019 to 2020 – Analysis of Existing Conditions
  • Spring 2020 – Preliminary Design
  • August 2020 – Virtual Public Involvement
  • Winter 2020 – Final Design
  • Spring 2024 – Construction

PROJECT CONTACT:
Veronica Lovato-Lerma, Project Development Engineer
NMDOT North Region Design
Phone:  505-690-9559
Email: veronicar.lovatoler@state.nm.us

I-25 La Bajada Slope Mitigation (Milepost 264 to 267.5)

STATUS:  Project In-Development
COUNTY:  Santa Fe
STIP ID:  5101340 (design) and 5101341 (construction)

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The project team is collecting engineering and environmental data for the exiting conditions along I-25 at La Bajada and developing solutions to correct geotechnical settlement issues.  The pavement in this area is exhibiting settlement expressed as a series of dips, sags, and pavement cracking that requires periodic maintenance and repair.  The distressed condition is most evident in the southbound lanes of I-25.   The purpose of the proposed project is to stabilize the roadway subgrade and fill slopes and improve roadway drainage.

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:
A Virtual Public Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2020.  During the meeting, project team members will present the proposed improvements and provide an opportunity to answer questions and receive comments.  If you are unable to attend the virtual meeting, please contact Eric Johnson to request a copy of the presentation and comment form.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
A Virtual Meeting was held on THURSDAY September 17, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (MDT)
Public Meeting Recording

HOW TO PROVIDE INPUT:
Please participate in the meeting question/comment session or submit comments by phone, mail, or email by October 7, 2020.

Email: Eric.Johnson@nv5.com
Phone
: 505-898-8848
Mail: 
NV5, Inc.
Attn:  Eric Johnson (La Bajada Project)
4374 Alexander Blvd. NE, Suite K
Albuquerque, NM 87107

PROJECT RESOURCES:
Public Meeting Notice
Public Meeting Agenda
Public Meeting Presentation, September 2020

PROJECT TIMELINE:
2019 November – Initiate Project Development
2020 August – Conduct Virtual Public Outreach
2021 – Complete Project Design
2023 – Start of Construction

PROJECT CONTACT:
Veronica Lovato-Lerma, Project Development Engineer
NMDOT North Region Design
Phone:  505-690-9559

NM Highway 50 Bridge No. 397 Replacement Project on the Glorieta Battlefield National Historic Landmark, CN 5101290

Scope: The NMDOT, in cooperation with FHWA, is proposing to replace Bridge No. 397 located at Milepost 1.15 on N.M. Highway 50 east of Glorieta Pass, in Santa Fe County, NM.  Additional proposed improvements include new approach pavement and roadside barrier.  This structure is a 23-foot long single span cast-in-place concrete bridge built in 1923 and widened in the 1980s.  The bridge is in need of replacement due to age, poor condition, and low load ratings.  Several bridge alternatives were evaluated.  The selected bridge alternative will involve replacement on the existing alignment, leaving the existing concrete abutments with drilled shafts set behind, placement of a single span, pre-cast concrete slab bridge, and closure of the roadway during demolition and construction.  Bridge Demolition and Construction will require FULL ROADWAY CLOSURE for 7 Weeks.  An 18-mile DETOUR ROUTE from Bridge 397 to the Glorieta/I-25 interchange would utilize NM 50, NM 63, and the Rowe/I-25 interchange. The entire project is within the boundaries of the Glorieta Pass Battlefield National Historic Landmark.  

Because we were unable to hold in-person public meetings, we are asking for your participation by reviewing the project materials provided below.  We would prefer submittal of comments electronically due to our teleworking situation.  If you have questions or are unable to access these resources, please contact Dana Garcia.

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Anticipated Start Date:  Spring 2021

Project Design Development Contact:
Dana Garcia, NMDOT North Region Design PDE
1120 Cerrillos Road, NM  87505, Room 203
P.O. Box 1149
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87505
Phone:  505-231-7663

Project Resources:

Presentation
Comment Form
Newsletter
Public Input Summary - June 2020

 

NM Highway 599 Southbound On-Ramp to US Highway 84/285 Improvements Project, CN S100430:

STATUS:  Project In-Development
COUNTY:  Santa Fe
STIP ID:  S100430

PROJECT OVERVIEW:  The NMDOT, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is proposing safety improvements at the interchange between NM 599 and US 84/285. The proposed project includes realignment of the NM 599 southbound on-ramp to US 84/285, addition of a 1,200-foot acceleration lane, installation of median wall barrier to replace the aging/sub-standard median wall barrier between NM 599 and the Guadalupe St. exit, and the closure of Viento Drive access to/from US 84/285.  Access to Viento Drive would still be available from Calle Mejia.  The purpose of the project is to enhance safety by:

  • Increasing visibility and merge distance;
  • Reducing conflict points and potential crashes; and
  • Upgrading concrete median and metal barriers to meet current NMDOT standards

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:  The NMDOT is hosting a Virtual Open House to provide a project update and present the results of the traffic study for closure of Viento Drive.  To PARTICIPATE in the Virtual Open House, please WATCH the narrated presentation below and SUBMIT your comments by phone, email, or mail using the contact information or comment form provided.  The public comment period runs from August 17, 2020 to September 15, 2020. 

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

Mailing Address:  
Attn: NM 599 On-Ramp Project
6100 Uptown Blvd NE, Suite 700
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.

PROJECT RESOURCES:
Narrated Presentation, August 2020
Comment Form, August 2020
Newsletter, August 2020
Traffic Study
Traffic Study Appendix
Traffic Noise Study
Public Meeting #1 Summary, January 2020

PROJECT TIMELINE:
2019 – Documentation for existing conditions and development of preliminary design
2020 Winter – In-person Public Meeting
2020 Spring – Complete a Traffic Study
2020 Summer – Virtual Public Outreach
2020 Fall – Complete Final Design
2021 Spring – Start of construction

PROJECT CONTACT:
Veronica Lovato-Lerma, Project Development Engineer
NMDOT North Region Design
Phone:  505-690-9559

NM 68 Road and Bridge Improvements Project from Alcalde (Milepost 6.86) to Velarde (Milepost 12.70), Phase I (CN 5100461) & Phase II (CN 5100462):

Scope:  The NMDOT, in cooperation with FHWA, is proposing to reconstruct the NM 68 roadway corridor beginning at milepost 6.863 in Alcalde and ending at MP 12.706 near the Velarde Elementary School in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.  The project was split into two phases for construction.  Phase I will consist of approximately 3.3 miles of NM 68 from MP 6.863 to MP 10.116.  Phase II will consist of approximately 2.6 miles of NM 68 from MP 10.116 to MP 12.706.  The project is needed to address safety concerns; design deficiencies to roadway, bridge, and drainage elements; pavement structure failure, and settlement due to collapsible soils.  The purpose of the project is to improve the roadway condition and create safe turning movements.  The proposed project would involve roadway and bridge construction, drainage improvements, vertical grade and super elevation improvements, access control, signing and striping including  raising the grade of existing driveway tie-ins; closure of median crossovers; cleaning of drainage structures; installing rip rap and energy dissipators at select drainage structures; replacement of  Bridge 6759 (northbound spanning Canada de Ancha) and Bridge 6760 (northbound spanning Rio de Truchas), preventative maintenance to six other bridges; guardrail installations; and spot right-of-way fence replacements.  

Phase I (CN 5100461)
Anticipated Construction Start Date:  FY 2020

Phase II (CN 5100462)
Anticipated Construction Start Date:  FY 2023

Project Sponsor:
Dana Garcia, P.E.
NMDOT Project Development Engineer, North Region Design
Office:  505-231-7663

Project Documents:
Project Area Map
Public Meeting Summaries

NM 30 Improvements Project from NM 502 to US 84/285, Phase II (CN 5100441) & Phase III (CN 5100442):

Scope: The NMDOT, in cooperation with FHWA, propose to improve traffic and safety conditions on NM 30 from milepost 0.0 at the NM 502 interchange to milepost 8.5 approaching the US Highway 84/285 intersection in Española.  The purpose of the proposed project is to provide physical, operational, and safety improvements to help ensure that travel on this segment of NM 30 is safe and efficient and meets the needs of the current and future users.  NM 30 has poor pavement conditions including cracking and rutting, increasing traffic volumes create traffic congestion and unsafe driving conditions, and this facility lacks multimodal facilities.

Due to fiscal constraints, three phases for design and construction were developed (see map).  Phase I extended from milepost 7.15 to 7.61 within the Santa Clara Pueblo.  Construction for Phase I was completed in 2018.

Phase II extends from milepost 4.9 to 8.4 excluding the Phase I segment.  Phase II has been authorized for final design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction under NMDOT CN 5100441.  As part of Phase II from milepost 4.9 to 6.6, the roadway would consist of four 12-foot driving lanes, a 16-foot median, 8-foot outside shoulders, curb and gutter at the edge of the outside shoulders, and a 5-foot sidewalk on both sides of the roadway.  A protected left turn lane would be provided for existing intersections and turnouts.  The remaining portion of the project from milepost 6.6 to 8.362 would consist of two 12-foot driving lanes, 8-foot shoulders, a 16-foot median with protected left turn lanes at the major intersections, curb and gutter, and sidewalk.  Right turn lanes would be installed at Wagon Road and the Tribal Court House.  Drainage improvements consist of extending existing crossing structures to match the new slope limits of the wider roadway section.

Phase III extends from NM 502 through San Ildefonso Pueblo to milepost 4.9. Design development has just begun for Phase III.  The Preferred Build Alternative vetted during development of the Environmental Assessment included four driving lanes, a paved flush median, and 8-ft outside shoulders.

Phase II (CN 5100441)
Estimated Construction Cost:  $18,600,000
Anticipated Construction Start Date:  FY 2020

Phase III (CN 5100442)
Estimated Construction Cost:  TBD
Anticipated Construction Start Date:  FY 2021

Project Sponsor:
Estevan Gonzales, P.E.
NMDOT Project Development Engineer, North Region Design
Office:  505-490-2602

Project Documents:
Project Area Map
NM 30 Environmental Assessment Part 1- updated 2013
NM 30 Environmental Assessment Part 2- updated 2013
NM 30 Environmental Assessment Part 3- updated 2013
NM 30 Public Hearing Notice

NM 17 Road Improvements in Chama CN 5100830:

Scope: The New Mexico Department of Transportation in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration is proposing roadway improvements starting at milepost 0.0 located at the US 64 intersection and extending north on NM Highway 17 to milepost 1.32 at the 6th Street intersection.  The project is intended to address deteriorating roadway surface conditions, bicycle and pedestrian deficiencies including Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, drainage problems within the right-of-way, skewed geometric conditions at intersecting cross streets, and access management.  The proposed improvements currently include mill and overlay of the existing roadway and full depth pavement replacement of 5-foot wide shoulders/bike lanes and addition of 5-foot wide sidewalks separated by roadside linear swales. 

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Estimated Project Cost: $4,000,000

Anticipated Start Date:  April 2023

Project Sponsor:
Dana Garcia, P.E.
NMDOT, North Region Design Project Development Engineer
Phone:  505-231-7663

Project Documents:

NM 41 Phase III Improvements, Milepost 56.6 near Galisteo to US 84/285

STATUS: In Development
COUNTY: Santa Fe
STIP ID: 5100451

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The current project is Phase III of the roadway improvements proposed along the NM 41 corridor from Clark Hill to US 84/285.  Phase I involving replacement of two bridges and Phase II involving reconstruction of NM 41 from Clark Hill to Galisteo Creek have been completed.  The Phase III extends from milepost (MP) 56.6, just north of La Vega Street in Galisteo, to MP 62.1 at the US 84/285 intersection.  The roadway improvements include pavement rehabilitation of the travel lanes, construction of 4 to 6 foot shoulders for multi-modal use, installation of raised medians at four locations for traffic calming, and addition of a center left-turn from MP 57.6 to 58.8 to accommodate turning vehicles.  In addition, existing turnouts would be reconnected to the roadway, right-of-way fence would be replaced where needed, and drainage structures would be modified in some locations.

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:
In-lieu of an in-person public meeting, the NMDOT is hosting a Virtual Open House to provide project information and obtain your valuable input.  To learn about the proposed roadway improvements and review supporting documentation,

VISIT www.nm41galisteo.com,
WATCH
the narrated presentation, and
EXPLORE
the StoryMap on the website.

The project website contains interactive maps that allow the viewer to see proposed improvements, specific locations in more detail, and access to an online comment form.

HOW TO PROVIDE INPUT:
Please either submit comments on the project website, by email, or by mail.  The public comment period runs from August 24, 2020 to September 14, 2020.

Project Website: www.nm41galisteo.com
Email: jtaschek@ecosphere-services.com
Phone: 505-980-0993
Mail: Attn: John Tascheck (NM 41 Galisteo)
       Ecosphere Environmental Services
       320 Osuna Road NE, Bldg. C, Ste. C-1
       Albuquerque, NM 87107

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.

PROJECT RESOURCES:

PROJECT CONTACT:
Veronica Lovato-Lerma, Project Development Engineer
NMDOT North Region Design
Phone:  505-690-9559

US 64/491 Phase A/B Corridor Study San Juan Bridge Crossing in Shiprock, CN 5101010:

Status: In Development

Project Overview:  The NMDOT has completed a Phase AB Corridor Study for US 64/491 between mileposts 21.78 and 23.00 in Shiprock, San Juan County, New Mexico.  The PURPOSE of the Study was to analyze the existing conditions, verify the need for improvements, identify, and evaluate feasible alternatives that provide a reasonable solution.  Alternatives to improve the corridor and bridge crossing were evaluated and recommendations made to advance into design and construction.  Due to mining, agriculture, and truck traffic traveling through the Four Corners region, there is a high frequency of heavier loads than those for which the existing steel truss bridge structure was designed.  The study goals include improving safety, meeting current bridge standards, and addressing physical deficiencies.  The proposed recommendations at this time include replacing the south 2-lane concrete bridge with a 4-lane steel bridge, removing vehicular traffic from the steel truss bridge, and the addition of enhanced signalize intersections at Hesperus Peak Blvd and San Francisco Peak Blvd. 

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a Virtual Public Meeting will be held on-line; however, you have the option to participate by phone. NMDOT project team members will present and discuss the proposed project plans. Introductions will begin at 6:00 pm followed by a presentation at 6:10 pm with questions and comments at 7:00 pm.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Virtual Public Meeting held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (MDT)

View Interactive Recording

HOW TO PROVIDE INPUT:

Please participate in the meeting question/comment session, download/mail the comment form below, or send an email by July 8, 2020.

Email: Eric.Johnson@nv5.com
Phone
: 505-898-8848
Mail: 
Attn:  Eric Johnson (US 64/491 San Juan Bridge Study)
NV5, Inc.
4374 Alexander Blvd. NE, Suite K
Albuquerque, NM 87107

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT RESOURCES:

Comment Form

Public Meeting Agenda, JUNE 2020

US 64/491 Phase 1A/1B Location Study, June 2020 - Final (231MB PDF)

Power Point Presentation from June 24, 2020 Meeting (30MB PDF)

Project Timeline:
Initiation of Study:  March 2016
Public Meeting #1:  September 2017
Public Meeting #2:  November 2019
Completion of Study:  June 2020
UPCOMING Public Meeting:  June 24, 2020

Project Contact:
Estevan Gonzales, PE, Project Development Engineer
Voice: 505-490-2602 

Project Resources:
Public Meeting Summary, September 2017
Public Meeting Summary, November 2019

US 60 Mountainair Alignment Study (Milepost 203 to 205), CN 5101350:

US 60 Mountainair Alignment Study (Milepost 203 to 205)

STIP ID:  5101350

Status:  In Development

Project Overview: The NMDOT is completing a Phase AB Alignment Study for US 60 in the Village of Mountainair between mileposts 203 and 205, Torrance County, New Mexico.  The PURPOSE of the Study is to address physical roadway deficiencies and improve drainage, safety and mobility for all modes while accommodating economic development.  The NEED is based on poor pavement conditions, ADA deficiencies, intermittent pedestrian facilities, lack of bicycle accessibility and safety, frequent uncontrolled highway access, poor intersection and driveway geometry, undefined roadside parking, and poor roadside and crossing drainage issues.  The objective was to analyze the existing conditions, verify the need for improvements, and identify and evaluate feasible alternatives that provide a reasonable solution.   

***Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this public meeting will be held on-line; however, you have the option to participate by phone.  

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:

In-lieu of an in-person public meeting, the NMDOT is hosting a Virtual Public Meeting to summarize the study findings, present the recommended alternatives, and obtain your valuable input.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

To learn about the recommended alternatives and supporting documentation, please

Visit www.US60Mountainair.com,

Watch the narrated public meeting presentation, and

Explore the StoryMap on the website.

The project website contains interactive maps that allow the viewer to see specific locations and alternatives in more detail, explains the study process, presents public involvement resources, and contains a comment form.  If you do not have access to the internet, please use the contact information below and a member of the project team will provide resources to help you participate.

HOW TO PROVIDE INPUT:

To provide comments, please either submit comments on the project website, by email, or by mail.  The public comment period started June 19, 2020 and has been EXTENDED to July 23, 2020. We value your input and would like to hear from you no later than July 23, 2020.

Project Website: www.US60Mountainair.com

Email: jtaschek@ecosphere-services.com

Phone: 505-980-0993

Mail:  

Attn: John Tascheck (US Mountainair Study)
Ecosphere Environmental Services
320 Osuna Road NE, Bldg. C, Ste. C-1
Albuquerque NM 87107

Project Timeline:
Study Initiated: May 2019
In-Person Public Meeting for Phase A:  November 2019
Virtual Public Meeting for Phase B:  June-July 2020
Completion of Phase AB Study:  July 2020
Design Development:  2020 - 2023
Anticipated Construction Start:  2023

Project Contact:
Dana Garcia
, NMDOT North Region Design PDE
1120 Cerrillos Road, NM  87505, Room 203
P.O. Box 1149 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone:  505-231-7663

Project Resources:
Public Meeting #1 Advertisement, November 2019
Public Meeting Summary, November 2019
Public Meeting Presentation
Public Meeting #2 Advertisement, June 2020

Projects In The Construction Phase

NM 68 and US 64 Roadway Improvements Project from La Posta Road (NM 68, MP 44.425) to Camino la Placita/Rivali Lane (US 64, MP 253.766), CN 5100750:

Scope:  The NM 68/US 64 project is located in the Town of Taos.  NM 68 is designated Paseo del Pueblo Sur from La Posta Road to Kit Carson Street.  US 64 is designated Paseo del Pueblo Norte from Kit Carson Street to Camino de la Placita/Rivali Lane.  The NM 68/US 64 highway is the principal north-south route across Taos providing access to several destinations such as the Taos Plaza, Taos Historic District, and Taos Pueblo.  The purpose of the proposed project is to correct physical and geometric deficiencies, reduce congestion, and improve both safety and mobility.  The purpose is based on the following:  need to maintain business access and safely manage access along the corridor; need to manage on-street storm water flows; need to correct pavement deficiencies; and need to provide safer, better-connected bicycling and pedestrian facilities.  The project will use federal and state funds.

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Construction Project Website (please sign up for regular UPDATES):
https://www.taosnm6864.com/

Construction Project Manager:
Annette T. Serna, NMDOT Taos Construction Project Manager
Email: Annettel.Trujillo@state.nm.us
Phone:  575-779-6671

Construction Contractor:
El Terrero Construction, LLC

Project Documents:
Phase 1B - Public Meeting #1 Summary, Dec 2016
Phase 1B - Public Meeting #2 Summary, Nov 2017
Phase 1B - Public Meeting #3 Summary, Jan 2018
Phase 1B Alignment Study Report

NM 502 Los Alamos Roadway Reconstruction & Roundabout

Scope: This project will improve NM 502 through Los Alamos between Kneckt Street and Tewa Loop for a total project length of 0.8 miles. The project will include roadway reconstruction, earthwork, curb and gutter, sidewalk, concrete retaining walls, storm drain, landscaping, permanent signing, lighting, traffic signalizations,and utilities.  The project will also replace the existing intersection at NM 502 and Central Avenue with a roundabout to improve traffic flow through Los Alamos.

Project Cost: $ 10.8 Million
Project Start Date: March 2019 

Project Sponsor: 
NMDOT
Duane Garcia, Project Engineer
Voice: 505-753-9818

Contractor:
Star Paving Company
3109 Love Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
(505) 877-0380

Roundabout Rules of Road
Driving Roundabouts
Public Meeting March 20, 2019
Environmental Assessment
FONSI

US 64 between Farmington & Bloomfield in San Juan County, New Mexico, Phase 5 CN F100112 / F100113

Scope: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) propose to improve US 64, Phase 5 between Farmington and Bloomfield.  This project is the last of a series of projects between Farmington and Bloomfield that are intended to improve regional mobility in a safe and efficient manner while addressing corridor access issues. The proposed improvements currently include full road reconstruction, addition of an east bound and a west bound lane, raised medians, access management, right and left turn bays, drainage structure extensions, and a new signal for Andrea Drive.  

Project Cost: $34,699,975.28
Project Start Date:  November 2018

Project Sponsor:
NMDOT
Cassie Peskor, Project Manager
Voice: 505-231-6804

Contractor:
Mountain States constructors
3602 Pan America Fwy. #111
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Project Documents: Public Meeting Notice, June 2017

US Highway 64 Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (RGGB) Structural Feasibility Study for Suicide Deterrent Systems, CN 5101020:

Scope:  The New Mexico Department of Transportation conducted a Phase AB Feasibility Study to evaluate alternatives for potential physical suicide deterrent systems for the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (RGGB) in Taos County, New Mexico.  The Study documents the process and determinations of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge Suicide Deterrent Systems Project.  The purpose of the Study is to understand the structural feasibility of adding a suicide deterrent system to the bridge.  Three alternatives were evaluated:  1) No Build, 2) Vertical Railing, and 3) Horizontal Net.


Public Information Meeting:
  Spring 2018

Study Sponsor:
Manuel Maestas, P.E.
NMDOT, North Region Design Project Development Engineer
Office:  505-629-7251

Study Documents:
RGGB Structural Feasibility Study for Suicide Deterrent Systems
RGGB Factsheet

Video Presentation:
Presentation