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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.


Elias Archuleta, P.E., Chief Engineer Office:505-827-9853 elias.archuleta@state.nm.us
Yvonne Babcock, Administrator Office: 505-827-5109 yvonne.babcock@state.nm.us

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

Programs and Infrastructure Finanace

Programs and Infrastructure Finance 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 Programs and Infrastructure Finance.  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.  PINF Finance 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
Sharon Hoback, District 1 Office: 505-827-5608 Sharon.Hoback@state.nm.us
Melissa Rael, District 3 Office: 505-827-5119 MelissaA.Rael@state.nm.us
Eddie Pacheco, District 4 Office: 505-827-5325 Eddie.Pacheco@state.nm.us

Sean Sandoval, Staff Manager Office: 505-476-3784 Sean.Sandoval@state.nm.us
Tisa Roybal Office: 505-827-2494 Tisa.Roybal@state.nm.us
Cindy Garcia, District 2 Office: 505-827-1614 Cindy.Garcia@state.nm.us
Audrey Gonzales, District 6 Office: 505-827-5155 AudreyS.Gonzales@state.nm.us
Clarissa Martinez, District 5 Office: 505-827-5647 Clarissa.Martinez@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 approximately one third of the NMDOT design support New Mexico. The North Regional Division is responsible for design support both on designs developed by internal forces and oversight of Consultant-led design activities for District Four and District Five. The North Regional Division is comprised of 22 full time employees ranging from registered professional engineers to administrative support staff.

Richard Pena, General Manager Office: richard.pena@state.nm.us
Leonore Baca, Division Administrator Office: 505-827-3284 leonore.baca@state.nm.us

1120 Cerrillos Rd.Rm 225 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 Mark.Marrujo@state.nm.us

Vacant, Survey Section Manager Office:

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

Leonore Baca, Division Administrator Office: 505-827-3284 leonore.baca@state.nm.us

1120 Cerrillos Rd. Rm 225 Santa Fe, NM 87504

Right of Way/Utilities/Property Asset Management

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 Asset Management (PAM) is entrusted with the management of real property assets owned by NMDOT. The Transaction area of PAM 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.

Ronald Noedel, General Manager Office: 505-827-0705 ronald.noedel@state.nm.us

Vacant, Propert Asset Management Manager Office:

Shawn Chafins, Utilities Section Manager Office: 505-827-5502 shawnc.chafins@state.nm.us

Dean Serna, Utility Coordinator District 3 and statewide as assigned Office: 505-827-5528  Dean.Serna@state.nm.us 

Angela Sandoval, Utility Coordinator District 5 and statewide as assigned Office: 505-827-3225 Angela.Sandoval@state.nm.us

Hassan Razmi, Utility Coordinator District 2, and statewide as assigned Office: 505-827-5637 Hassan.Razmi@state.nm.us

Jeffrey Culin, Utility Coordinator Districts 4, 6 and the Paseo project or statewide as assigned Office: 505-827-5168 Jeffrey.Culin@state.nm.us

Deanna Chacon, Utility Coordinator District 1 or statewide as assigned Office: 505-827-5536 deanna.chacon@state.nm.us

1120 Cerrillos Rd.Rm 225 Santa Fe, NM 87504