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District 5

Paul Brasher, P.E.
District Engineer

Box 4127, Coronado
Santa Fe, NM 87502-4127
Telephone: 505-795-0533
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Upcoming Proposed Projects and Studies:

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
Email:  manuelito.maestas@state.nm.us

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)
Estimated Construction Cost:  $23,300,000
Anticipated Construction Start Date:  FY 2020

Phase II (CN 5100462)

Estimated Construction Cost:  $17,800,000

Anticipated Construction Start Date:  FY 2023

Project Sponsor:
Dana Garcia, P.E.
NMDOT Project Development Engineer, North Region Design
Office:  505-231-7663
Email:  dana.garcia@state.nm.us

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
Email:  Estevan.Gonzales@state.nm.us

Project Documents:
Project Area Map


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
Email:  dana.garcia@state.nm.us

Project Documents:


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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Estimated Project Cost: $20,690,394 

Anticipated Start Date:  Jan. 2020

Project Sponsor:
NMDOT
Denise Peralta, PE, Project Development Engineer
Voice: 505-795-0246 Email: Denise.Peralta@state.nm.us

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 30 Phase II & III CN 5164410 & CN5100442 Milepost 0.00 to Milepost 7.15

Scope: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) propose to improve NM 30, through roadway reconstruction and widening fto improve and assure that the safety requirements of NM 30 are addressed; that the project is in harmony with the local communities and preserves the environmental , scenic, aesthetic, historic and natural resources of the area.

Estimated Project Cost: 29.6 Million
Anticipated Start Date: Winter 2013-2014

Project Sponsor:
NMDOT

Estevan Gonzales, PE, Project Development Engineer
Voice: 505-490-2602 Email: sstevan.gonzales@state.nm.us

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 Peralso PE, Project Development Engineer
Voice: 505-995-7700 Email: stephen.lopez@state.nm.us

Project Documents:

Public Meeting: May 3, 2011


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

Scope:  The NMDOT is conducting a Phase A and B Corridor Study for US 64/491 between MP 21.78 and 23.00 in Shiprock, San Juan County, New Mexico.  The objective of the Phase A process is to analyze the existing conditions, verify the need for improvements and identify and evaluate feasible alternatives that provide a reasonable solution.  Alternatives to improve the corridor and bridge crossing will be evaluated and investigated further during the Phase B process.  Ultimately, the study will assist with identifying future design and construction goals.  The intention of the US 64/491 Corridor Study is to develop a project that has lasting value for the NMDOT, the Shiprock community, San Juan County, and traveling public utilizing this major river crossing.   

Estimated Project Cost:   TBD
Anticipated Start Date: 
TBD

Project Contact:
Manuel Maestas, P.E.
NMDOT, North Region Design Project Development Engineer
Office:  505-629-7251
Email:  Manuelito.Maestas@state.nm.us

Project Resources:
Public Meeting Presentation, September 2017
Public Meeting Summary, September 2017

 


Active Projects:


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
Email: Cassie.Peskor@state.nm.us

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
Rosanne Rodriguez, Public Information Officer
Voice: 505-205-4992
Email: Rosanne.Rodriguez@state.nm.us

 


NM Highway 599 and Via Veteraños Intersection Safety Improvements Project, CN S100580:

Scope: The New Mexico Department of Transportation is proposing improvements that will address safety issues at the un-signalized intersection of NM 599 and Via Veteraños Road.  With concerns surrounding two recent traffic fatalities occurring at this intersection, an interim treatment is proposed to mitigate crash risk.  Based on the 2010 MPO, this intersection will be converted to an interchange as funding becomes available.  As an interim safety improvement, the NMDOT is proposing to eliminate direct left turns from Via Veteranos approaches and through movements crossing NM 599.  A lane-separator system will be installed to reduce the complexity and number of conflicts at this location.  Right-out turning movements would be channelized by the lane-separators and at-grade right turn acceleration lanes would be constructed for north and south bound motorists entering NM 599.  The project will use federal highway safety funds.

Project Cost:  $561,571.00
Start Date: 
 April 2019
Project Sponsor:
Jared Rodriguez, Project Manager Asst.
Office:  505-670-2255
Email: Jarred.rodriguez@state.nm.us

Project Documents:

Public Meeting Notice, January 2018
Public Meeting Presentation January 2018
Public Meeting Handout January 2018