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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.


David D. Quintana, Chief Engineer Cell: 505-660-3654, david.quintana@state.nm.us

Teri Gallegos Hoover, Administrator Office: 505-670-7437, teri.gallegoshoover@state.nm.us

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

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.

Michael Smelker, P.E. Regional Manager Office: 575-202-3339 MichaelJ.Smelker@state.nm.us

Jacob Walsh, Division Administrator Office: 505-690-4037 Jacob.Walsh@state.nm.us

Arthur J. Romero, P.E. Project Development Engineer Office: 575-202-3340 ArthurJ.Romero@state.nm.us

Mark Salazar, P.E. Project Development Engineer Office: 575-888-7146 Mark.Salazar@state.nm.us

Sherri Holliefield, P.E. Project Development Engineer Office: 575-202-6594 SherriL.Holliefield@state.nm.us

Judith Gallardo, P.E. Project Development Engineer Office: 575-323-4242 Judith.Gallardo@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

Joseph Casares, P.E. Assistant Regional Manager Phone 505-469-4239 Joseph.Casares@state.nm.us

Greg Clarke, P.E. Project Development Engineer Manager Phone 505-490-2725 Gregory.Clarke@state.nm.us

Sandra Chavez, P.E. Project Development Engineer Manager Phone 505-288-4104 Sandra.Chavez@state.nm.us

Luke Smith, P.E. Project Development Engineer Manager (Local Government) Phone 505-373-7411 Luke.Smith@state.nm.us

Munaf Alaloosi, P.E. Engineer Professional Phone 505-228-8872 Munafm.Alaloosi@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. Regional Manager Cell: (505)-469-5944 Lawrence.Lopez@state.nm.us

Manuelito Maestas, P.E. Assistant Regional Manager Cell: (505) 629-7251 Manuelito.Maestas@state.nm.us

Dana Garcia, P.E. Project Development Engineer Supervisor Cell: (505) 231-7663 Dana.Garcia@state.nm.us

Denise Peralta, P.E. Project Development Engineer Supervisor Cell: (505) 795-0246 Denise.Peralta@state.nm.us

Vacant, Project Development Engineer Supervisor

Sharon Cruz, North Region Tribal/Local Public Agency Coordinator Cell: (505) 221-8220 sharon.cruz@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 Engineering Manager Cell: 505-231-1548 markl.marrujo@state.nm.us

Kelly Melton, Survey Fields Units Manager Cell: 505-469-4229

Rob Sexton, Lands Engineering Section Manager Cell: 505-699-7619 rob.sexton@state.nm.us

1120 Cerrillos Rd. Rm B31 Santa Fe, NM 87504

Right of Way/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.  

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.

John Murphy, Bureau Chief, Cell: 505-469-2680 John.Murphy@state.nm.us

Angela Sandoval, Operations Manager, Cell: 505-490-2580 Angela.Sandoval@state.nm.us

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

Vacant, Appraisal Unit Supervisor

Delia Sanchez, Budget and Audit Unit Supervisor, Cell: 505-795-0249, delia.sanchez1@state.nm.us

Adrianne Montoya, Lands Abstracting Unit Supervisor, Cell: 505-690-6659, AdrianneG.Montoya@state.nm.us

Jeremy Lujan, Propert Management Acting Unit Supervisor, Cell: 505-660-2034 Jeremy.Lujan@state.nm.us

Vacant, Acquisition Unit Supervisor

Vacant, Relocation/Spec Unit. Supervisor, Cell: 505-469-2680 John.Murphy@state.nm.us

1120 Cerrillos Rd.Rm 213/222 Santa Fe, NM 87504

Utilities Unit

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/

Richard Pena, State Utilities Engineer, Cell: 505-670-9515 Richard.Pena@state.nm.us

Dean Serna, Utilities Section Manager Distrct 1, Cell: 505-795-1608  Dean.Serna@state.nm.us

Bobby Salazar, Utilities Coordinator, District 3, Cell: 505-469-8423 Bobby.Salazar@state.nm.us

Vacant, Utility Coordinator District 2, Cell: 505-795-1608

Curtis Salazar, Utilities Coordinator District 5, Cell: 505-629-9296 Curtis.Salazar@state.nm.us

Freddie Chavez, Utility Coordinator District 6, Cell: 505-469-9913 Freddie.Chavez@State.nm.us

Christine Griego, Utilities, T/LGA, District 4 Cell: 505-469-5943, Christine.Griego@state.nm.us

1120 Cerrillos Rd.Rm 207/208 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 08/24/2016
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 02/17/2017
C17_02 Acyclica RoadTrend Data Collection devices Certification Bernalillo County District 3 ‐ T/LPA 02/17/2017
P13_01 Econolite Traffic Signal Controllers Public Interest Finding City of Albuquerque District 3 ‐ T/LPA 07/15/2013
P15_02 Autoscope Duo Vehicle Detection System Public Interest Finding City of Rio Rancho District 3 ‐ T/LPA 08/10/2015
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 08/24/2015
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 09/29/2015
P15_06 Surface Systems & Instruments, Inc. (SSI) CS9200H Trailer Mounted Profiling System Public Interest Finding District 1 03/12/2015
P17_01 NaturalPAVE XL Resin Pavement Public Interest Finding District 2 02/14/2017
P17_02 Request to use State Furnished Excess Material Public Interest Finding District 6 07/11/2017
P17_03 Approval of State Furnished Anodes Public Interest Finding District 2 07/19/2017
C17_03 Revised Certification of Proprietary Products Certification District 2 07/20/2017
  Certification - LC00160 For Drainage Systems Certification District 1 07/06/2017
C17_04 Certification for City of Las Cruces - Traffic Signal Lighting systems Certification District 1 07/06/2017
P18_01 CN 4101490, 610010, 4101520 - Ductal Ultra High Performance Concrete Public Interest Finding District 4 & 6
E100170 Ornamental Path Lighting Certification District 1 03/21/2018
C18_01 City of Rio Rancho - Traffic Signal Components
Certification District 3 04/28/2018
C18_02 Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) Certification Statewide 04/24/2018
C18 03 City of Las Cruces Signal and Street Light - Updated
Approved Products List
Approved Products List Update Request
Certification District 1 05/03/2018
C18 04
City of Albuquerque - Traffic Systems
District 3
C18 05
Town of Taos Ornamental Lighting
District 5
C19 01
City of Santa Fe RRFB
District 5