NMDOT Road Construction Projects District 5

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Paul Brasher, P.E.
District Engineer

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

Upcoming Proposed Projects and Studies

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:

Scope:  The project is located on NM 599 and US 84/285 in Santa Fe County.  The New Mexico Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, are proposing to realign and reconstruct the NM 599 southbound on-ramp and acceleration lane as it merges onto US Highway 84/285, upgrade existing concrete median barrier, upgrade existing metal barrier, and close the Viento Drive access onto US 84/285.

The purpose of the proposed realignment and reconstruction 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

Anticipated Start Date:  FY 2021

Project Contact:

Denise Peralta, P.E.
NMDOT, North Region Design Project Development Engineer
Office:  505-795-0246

Project Documents:

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

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 (Clark Hill to US 285) Project StudyPhase III CN 5100451

Scope: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) propose to improve NM 41.  The NM 41 Clark Hill to US 285 project study proposes to do shoulder widening and roadway reconstruction to correct and improve structural and pavement problems and to make improvements to two historic bridge structures located within the southern portion of Galisteo and to improve safety within the project limits.
Estimated Project Cost: 8 Million
Anticipated Start Date: TBD

Project Sponsor:
NMDOT

Denise Peralta PE, Project Development Engineer
Voice: 505-995-7700 

Project Documents:

Public Meeting: May 3, 2011

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 runs from June 19, 2020 to July 9, 2020. We value your input and would like to hear from you no later than July 9, 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

Active Projects:

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

2019 Pavement Preservation Project within City of Santa Fe

St. Michael’s Drive – Pavement Preservation - Cerrillos Road to St. Francis Drive
Project Start Date:  Mid- August 2019

Guadalupe Street – Pavement Preservation – Paseo de Peralta north to the National Cemetery
Project Start Date:  August 4th, 2019

Paseo de Peralta – Pavement Preservation – St. Francis Drive to Old Taos Hwy.
Project Start Date:  August 4th, 2019

NM 599 – Pavement Preservation – NM 14 near the Allsups to U.S. 84/285 Bridge
Project Start Date:  July 29 2019

Project Sponsor:
NMDOT
James Murray, Public Information Officer
Voice: 505-629-8785