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District 1

Trent Doolittle, P.E.
District Engineer

2912 E. Pine St.
Deming, NM 88030
Telephone: 575-544-6530
Toll Free: 800-444-0745
Fax: 575-546-0272



The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is initiating the Interstate 25 (I-25) / Missouri Bridge Replacement Study to develop and evaluate alternatives for replacing Missouri Bridge at I-25 in Las Cruces.

Phase I: I-25/Missouri Bridge

Southbound traffic will continue to have two lanes open with restrictions of 11 feedt due to work within close proximity. Northbound traffic to be reduced to one lane with a lane restriction of 11 feet. Detour paving on Interstate 25 will impact traffic accessing I-25/University. The contractor will also have crew members working on drainage structures for northbound roadway widening.

Phase II: I-25/Missouri Bridge

Southbound traffic reduced to one lane prior to crossing the I-25/Lohman Bridge in order to support the switch in traffic of I-25 northbound lanes.  Southbound I-25 on ramp at Lohman creates a second southbound lane through the Missouri Bridge project.

Northbound lanes will be restricted to one lane. All lanes will be restricted to 11 feet.

Construction will involve the removal of the I-25 southbound bridge structure and a portion of the I-25 roadway. The Demolition of the existing bridge will occur during a full closure of Missouri Avenue.  This will include removal of the existing median drop inlets and construction of the median drop inlets and connections to the existing drainage structures. The second phase will start in late March of 2015 and is scheduled to take approximately 4 Months.

NMDOT - District One
Ryan Tafoya, Project Manager

I-10/Avenida de Mesilla Interchange

The project is complete and consisted of replacing the steel girder bridges with a concrete bridge with full height abutments, precast concrete deck panels and artwork featuring a local southwest theme. The ramps will be reconfigured to a diamond interchange with the removal of the existing loop ramps, which will provide a longer acceleration lane on I-10. In addition, there will be signalization installed at Avenida de Mesilla and the eastbound entrance and exit ramps. The project will incorporate ADA improvements to Avenida de Mesilla from Hickory Loop to Lakeside Drive, which includes utility upgrades to the gas; sewer, water lines, and landscape planting.

Project Manager:
Ryan Tafoya, Project Manager

Project Start Date: Summer 2013

Project Cost: $12 Million
Location: Dona Ana County

I-25/Alamosa Creek Bridge Replacement and Roadway Reconstruction


The NMDOT and Mountain States Constructors have completed this project, which consisted of new bridge reconstruction, realignment of I-25 between mile marker 88 to 92 with new pavement and enhanced drainage structures.

Project Manager:

Chris Paez
District One Office
(575) 835-8930

Project Cost: $14.9 Million
Location: Sierra County

US 70 Wildlife Crossing Study
The New Mexico Department of Transportation is conducting a Wildlife Crossing Feasibility Study for eight miles of US Highway 70 (US 70) in the San Augustine Pass area from milepost (MP) 162 to MP 170. The purpose of the study is to gain an understanding of wildlife movement through the study area, and to develop ways to facilitate wildlife movement while reducing the potential for animal‐vehicle collisions.

US 70 Wildlife Study Questionnaire - PDF
Overall Study Area - PDF
Study Area 1 - PDF
Study Area 2 - PDF
Study Area 3 - PDF
Study Area 4 - PDF

US-70/N. Main St. Phase I

Marron and Associates, Inc.,
7511 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

I-10/Mesquite & Vado Interchange
Las Cruces, NM

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) with El Terrerro Construction have completed this project which consisted of new bridge reconstruction at Mesquite exit and round abouts placed at the Vado exits for both east and westbound ramps. Both interchanges have lighting enhancements placed at the bridge and ramps.

Benito Trevino

Project Manager - NMDOT
Office: 575-882-2294

El Terrero Construction


NM 90/Hudson Street Replacement Project
Silver City, New Mexico

CN 1100560

Interstate Highway Construction
5801 Bobby Foster Road/PO Box 9172
Albuquerque, NM 87119
(505) 212-7007

Phase I:
The contractor will begin the week of April 1, 2015 with surveying, placement of traffic control and relocation of utilities.  Motorists will become familiar of how the detour route will be stationed once the contractor moves forward.

Phase II:
By the second week of April 2015 message boards for detours and shift in traffic for “County Truck Bypass Road” on to US 180 will be placed as a section of NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge will become closed in order to work on the Bridge.  The contractor will begin demolition of the existing Bridge that spans the San Vicente Arroyo.  Then construction of the new wider Bridge will begin that consists of reconstruction of the roadway and bridge approaches, installation of new metal barrier, sidewalk and lighting within the project area.  During this phase, NM 90 through traffic will be detoured around the construction area via the Truck Bypass Road.  The new Bridge is scheduled to be opened to traffic by mid-January 2016.

Phase III:
Final paving operations will be conducted on the Truck Bypass Road, with intermittent lane closures.

District Contact:
Brian Torres, Project Manager
(575) 544-6561

U.S. Highway 70/N. Main Street

Scope: The contractor will be installing new utility lines, reconstruction roadway, upgrade sidewalks with ADA improvements, curb and gutter, and new traffic signalization. Motorists will encounter lane restrictions with a 10 foot width allowance from mile post 148.3 to 149.2. Motorists are urged to seek an alternate route during peak hours and make adjustments for delays.

Currently The NMDOT and the Contractor have placed traffic control devices along the work zone with lane restictions of 10 feet. Work is on-going with new utility lines being placed within the median and inner lanes. All access and businesses are open, please contact the local businesses for their hours of operation. Please proceed with caution, as pedestrians are present within this area.


Project Sponsor:
Ryan Tafoya NMDOT (575) 525-7313

G. Sandoval Construction
2000E. Lohman
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Project Start Date: April 2014
Location: Dona Ana County

NM 136 Corridor Study
CN E100080

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is conducting a corridor study for the NM 136/Pete Domenici Highway from milepost (MP) 0 to 9.2. The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate alternatives that would improve the corridor, and accommodate anticipated growth and future travel demands. Alternatives will consider pavement preservation or reconstruction, roadway design, corridor amenities, access control, safety, environmental, and other factors.

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Location: Dona Ana County

Project Sponsor: 
Jessica Hunter, PE NMDOT-SRD Project Manager
Office: (575) 525-7343

Marron & Associates
Contact: Hilary Brinegar
(575) 618-7351

Cambray Bridge Replacement
NM-549/Union Pacific Railroad Crossing

These environmental documents are part of the Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluations that consist of the replacement of the existing Cambray railroad overpass on NM 549 and associated improvements to the adjacent roadway in Luna County, New Mexico. Improvements to the roadway are proposed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Cambray Bridge Improvements EA was developed in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 23 CFR Part 771), and the NMDOT Location Study Procedures (NMDOT, 2000a). The purpose of proposed improvements is to address existing deficiencies, improve safety, and to insure the future viability of the NM 549/Union Pacific Railroad crossing in providing for the safe and efficient movement of vehicular and train traffic within the project area.

Project Sponsor: 
Michael Smelker NMDOT Project Manager Office:575-525-7349

Gannett Fleming West
460 Saint Michaels Drive #605
Santa Fe, NM 87505-7619

Environmental Assessment
Final Biological Technical Memorandum

Cultural Resources Inventory
Existing Systems Documents

Drainage Design Bureau - Illiciit Discharge

New Mexico Department of Transportation - Drainage Design Bureau

This document will provide information regarding strom drains and arroys that transport rain water runoff. It will identify Illicit Discharge and some examples with sign to alert to the public of.