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Programs and Infrastructure

The Office of Infrastructure Divisions offers the most comprehensive array of professional services available to the transportation industry in the State of New Mexico. It has the experience and expertise to take any transportation project from concept through detailed design in its mission to multimodal project delivery for the Department of Transportation.

The Office, headed up by the Chief Engineer, is comprised of six Divisions with extended service to the remote regions of the state through its newly developed Regional Design Centers. The Office’s demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt has allowed it to take on delivery the largest design program on record. The program increased from a $250 million construction program to a program that exceeds $2.0 billion. The successful delivery of this program is credited to the diverse and dedicated professionals the Office of Infrastructure Divisions employs in addition to the many partnerships attained.


Vacant., Chief Engineer Office: 505-827-9853
Teri Gallegos Hoover, Administrator Office: 505-827-5109, teri.gallegoshoover@state.nm.us

1120 Cerrillos Rd. Rm. 204 Santa Fe, NM 87505

Project Oversight Division

Project Oversight Division provides financial oversight for the program.  With a focus on project funding, assuring compliance with all requirements of Federal and State laws.   The Administration of Federal aid projects, Local Government Road Fund projects, Tribal/Local Public Agencies projects and Capital Outlay projects are all incorporated into the Project Oversight Division.  The centralization of all projects regardless of funding was implemented to provide consistency and minimize duplication of efforts administering projects.  The Division offers support, guidance and resources to Local Entities seeking state and federal funding for transportation projects.  Project Oversight Division provides the oversight and management of Programs and Infrastructure’s operating budget which totals $565.2m approximately 70% of the NMDOT’s budget.  It includes $404.5m of Federal Funds from three major programs Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  The remaining $160.7m is supported by the Road Fund and 7 designated funds. The Federal Aid programs funding $250m transportation projects, Local Government Road Fund funding $25m transportation projects and Capital Outlay funding $18.5m.

Dolores Gallegos, P&I Finance Director Office: 505-827-5515 Dolores.Gallegos@state.nm.us
Mary Eloise Martinez, Business Operations Specialist A Office: 505-827-5273 MaryEloise.Martinez@state.nm.us

Johanna Kehoe, Staff Manager Office: 505-827-1615 Johanna.Kehoe@state.nm.us
Jolene Casados, District 1 Office: 505-827-5311 Jolene.Casados2@state.nm.us
Clarissa Martinez, District 2 Office: 505-827-5647 Clarissa.Martinez@state.nm.us
Roseanne Madrid, District 4 Office: 505-827-0660 Roseanne.Madrid@state.nm.us
Vacant, Business Ops Spec A
Office: 505-827-3270
Tisa Roybal
Office: 505-827-2494 Tisa.Roybal@state.nm.us

Sean Sandoval, Staff Manager Office: 505-476-3784 Sean.Sandoval@state.nm.us
Melissa Rael, District 3
Office: 505-827-5119 MelissaA.Rael@state.nm.us
Vacant, District 6 Office: 505-827-5155 (Contact Sean Sandoval)
Kimberly Perry, District 5 Office: 505-827-5344 Kimberly.Perry@state.nm.us
Vacant, Business Ops Spec O
Office: 505-827-538
Kimberly Gonzales, Capital Outlay
Office: 505-827-1614 Kimberly.Gonzales@state.nm.us

South Regional Design

The South Regional Division works in cooperation with District One and District Two for the development of roadway plans. The South Regional Division also houses the Office of International Programs (OIP). The OIP provides bi-national and state coordination between the NMDOT and federal and state governmental agencies in Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and California. The South Regional Division maintains liaisons with directors and division heads of the General Office and Federal Highway Administration officials, public service agencies and the general public. This team of engineers and support staff has contributed to enhancements that are present throughout southern New Mexico.

Gabriela Contreras-Apodaca, P.E. Regional Manager Office: 575-525-7330 gabriela.contreras-apodaca@state.nm.us
Joshua Abeyta, Division Administrator Office: 575-525-7314 josh.abeyta@state.nm.us

750 N. Solano Drive Las Cruces, NM 88001

District 1 Projects
District 2 Projects

Central Regional Design

The Central Regional Division provides engineering, design, and project development services to District Three and District Six in order to provide the central region of New Mexico with safe transportation services while implementing innovative design. The Central Regional Division also acts as a liaison between Districts, Local Entities, and the FHWA, providing technical assistance to ensure local government project design plans can be constructed.

Priscilla Benavides, P.E. General Manager Phone: 505-798-6720 priscilla.benavides@state.nm.us

7500 Pan American Freeway NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

District 3 Projects
District 6 Projects

North Regional Design

The North Regional Division provides project development, technical design, and design oversight for projects in District Four and District Five.  Working alongside NMDOT General Office and FHWA personnel, the North Region Division advances NMDOT projects through both internal design efforts and consultant oversight.  The North Region Division is also provides oversight on local agency projects that use federal funding for design and construction activities.  The North Region Division is based out of the Santa Fe NMDOT General Office and is comprised of professional engineers, technicians, and administrative support staff.

Lawrence Lopez, P.E. Acting Regional Manager Cell: 505-469-5944 Lawrence.Lopez@state.nm.us

1120 Cerrillos Rd. Rm 203 Santa Fe, NM 87504

District 4 Projects
District 5 Projects

Survey & Lands Engineering Division

The Survey & Lands Engineering (SLE) Division measures and provides geospatial information necessary for the development of design, construction, and maintenance of the New Mexico State Transportation System. SLE supports all surveying and mapping activities required to fulfill the NMDOT's obligation to transportation projects in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The Division is comprised of two distinct Sections, the Survey Section and Lands Engineering Section. Each section supports, manages, and delivers various products utilizing state-of-the-art mapping and surveying technology. The Survey Section is supported by the Geodetic Unit, Geospatial Data Unit, and four Survey Field Units. The Lands Engineering Section is supported by the Right-of-Way & Momumentation Mapping Unit and the Verification & Research Unit.

Mark Marrujo, Survey and Lands Manager Office: 505-827-5676 markl.marrujo@state.nm.us

Chris Pappas, Survey Section Manager Office: 505-827-5511 chris.pappas@state.nm.us

Rob Sexton, Lands Engineering Section Manager Office: 505-827-5560 Rob.Sexton@state.nm.us

1120 Cerrillos Rd. Rm B31 Santa Fe, NM 87504

Right of Way/Utilities/Property Management Unit

The Right of Way Bureau is responsible for acquiring and managing all property for the NMDOT to allow for the construction and maintenance of projects. We identify property owners, provide title reports, appraise affected properties, review the appraisals, and negotiate and acquire these properties in a compassionate and cost-effective manner. 

The Utilities Section mission is to adhere to the policies and procedures used by the New Mexico Department of Transportation to regulate and accommodate utilities on the highway right of way.

  • As of October 1, 2012 Federal Highway Administration has mandated all Utilities to abide by the Federal Regulations regarding MAP-21, Buy America Regulations.  For more information, you may go to MAP-21, Buy America web site at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21/

Property Management Unit (PM) is entrusted with the management of real property assets owned by NMDOT. The Transaction area of PM is responsible for sales, airspace agreements, leases, encroachment licenses and other property transactions. Before any transactions can be completed there must be a thorough internal Department review and approvals by Management.

Ron Noedel, Bureau Chief Office: 505-827-0705, Cell: 505-490-2729 ronald.noedel@state.nm.us

David Salazar, Operations Section Manager, Office: 505-827-5232, Cell: 505-629-3005, david.salazar@state.nm.us

Clyde Archibeque, Propert Management Unit Manager Office: 505-827-0686, Cell: 505-490-2643 clyde.archibeque@state.nm.us

Michael E. Martinez, Acquisition Unit Acting Supervisor, Office: 505-827-5217 Cell: 505-490-2617,

Dean Serna, Utilities Section Manager, Utility Coordinator District 1, and 3, Cell: 505-795-1608  Dean.Serna@state.nm.us

Hassan Razmi, Utility Coordinator District 4 and 5, Cell: 505-469-8627 Hassan.Razmi@state.nm.us

Deanna Chacon, Utility Coordinator District 2 and 6, Cell: 505-231-9428 deanna.chacon@state.nm.us

Christine Griego, Utilities, T/LGA, Cell: 505-469-5943, Christine.Griego@state.nm.us

Ricky Mok, Appraisal Review Unit Supervisor, Office: 505-827-6857 Cell: 505-231-8923, ricky.mok@state.nm.us.

John Murphy, Appraisal Unit Supervisor, Office: 505-827-5462 Cell: 505-469-2680, john.murphy@state.nm.us

Delia Sanchez, Budget and Audit, Office: 505-827-5254, Cell: 505-795-0249, delia.sanchez1@state.nm.us

Vacant, Relocation/Spec Unit. Supervisor

Tim Vega, Lands Abstracting Unit Acting Supervisor, Office: 470-6739, tim.vega2@state.nm.us

1120 Cerrillos Rd.Rm 225 Santa Fe, NM 87504

Public Interest Findings & Product Certifications

Description Approval Description Statewide, District or T/LPA Date Approval
C15_01 Primavera P6 Professional Project Management Software Certification Statewide 10/1/2015
C15_02 1) Quadguard Elite
2) SMART Crash Cushion
Certification District 3 10/23/2015
C16_01 1) Lighting Pole ‐ Valmont Industries Inc. #DS‐50‐ 9.0A370‐8S‐GV‐HH‐NC Certification City of Clovis District 2 ‐ T/LPA 8/24/2016
C16_02 1) Econolite Controller ‐
ASC/3‐2100 & ASC/2M‐MA2000020S0
2) Econolite Cabinets and Back Panels ‐ CAB16721, CAB17125, CAB17127
Certification City of Las Cruces District 1 ‐ T/LPA 11/3/2016
C17_01 1) Econolite Cobalt Controllers
2) Econolite Solo Terra Video Detection Cameras
3) Valmont Traffic Signal Poles & Mast Arms
Certification Bernalillo County District 3 ‐ T/LPA 2/17/2017
C17_02 Acyclica RoadTrend Data Collection devices Certification Bernalillo County District 3 ‐ T/LPA 2/17/2017
P13_01 Econolite Traffic Signal Controllers Public Interest Finding City of Albuquerque District 3 ‐ T/LPA 7/15/2013
P15_02 Autoscope Duo Vehicle Detection System Public Interest Finding City of Rio Rancho District 3 ‐ T/LPA 8/10/2015
P15_03 1) Econolite ASC/3‐2100 Controller
2) GTT Opticom Emergency Vehicle Preemption Equipment
Public Interest Finding City of Rio Rancho District 3 ‐ T/LPA 8/24/2015
P15_04 1) Econolite ASC/3‐2100 Controller
2) GTT Opticom Emergency Vehicle Preemption Equipment
Public Interest Finding City of Rio Rancho District 3 ‐ T/LPA 9/29/2015
P15_06 Surface Systems & Instruments, Inc. (SSI) CS9200H Trailer Mounted Profiling System Public Interest Finding District 1 3/12/2015
P17_01 NaturalPAVE XL Resin Pavement Public Interest Finding District 2 2/14/2017
P17_02 Request to use State Furnished Excess Material Public Interest Finding District 6 7/11/17
  Approval of State Furnished Anodes Public Interest Finding District 2  
  CN 3100783 PIF      
  Revised Cert - CN 2100400      
  Certification - LC00160 For Drainage Systems      
  Certification for City of Las Cruces - Traffic Signal Lighting systems