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04/06/20 - NMDOT and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe discourage Good Friday Pilgrimages
The New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe are asking the faithful to stay home during Holy Week. While annual pilgrimages to El Santuario de Chimayo and Tome Hill are cherished, New Mexico traditions, the events have been cancelled due to health order to prohibit large gatherings. Read more...

03/31/20 - NMDOT discourages shopping in groups
The New Mexico Department of Transportation is advising people to shop alone to reduce the spread of COVID-19. “This is not a time for a social outing. Leave family members at home where they are safe,” Secretary Mike Sandoval said. “Please shop alone. Every time you leave your house you put your family and community at risk,” adds Sandoval. Read more...

03/25/20 - NMDOT supports travel restrictions on Pueblos and Reservations
As part of New Mexico’s response to limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a public health order on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. New Mexico residents have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety, and welfare. Read more...

03/13/20 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice of Meeting Cancelation
Due to the Department of Health issuing a public health order banning any gatherings of 100 people or more. The Public Meeting for Project A301445- NM14 Rehabilitation Project - has been canceled. If you have any questions for the NMDOT please contact: Jeremy Maestas (505) 259-9567 or (505) 385-6929 If you have any questions for Albuquerque Asphalt please contact: Keith Spolar (505) 975-8241 Read more...

01/31/20 - NMDOT provides $1M to expand transit to New Mexicans in need
SANTA FE – Transportation Secretary Mike Sandoval has authorized spending $1 million from the State Road Fund to create a pilot program in 2020 to expand transportation services to transit-dependent populations and isolated communities. Read more...

01/28/20 - Bridge work begins on N.M. 108 in Curry County
TEXICO – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is investing $4 million to replace the bridge on N.M. 108 near Texico in Curry County. Work includes replacement of the existing bridge, guardrail, traffic control, permanent signing and striping. Read more...

01/27/20 - Pedestrian Improvements and Bridge work coming to Artesia
ARTESIA – In order to improve pedestrian safety and mobility in the town of Artesia, the New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin construction on an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) pedestrian improvement project this spring on U.S. 285 from Hermosa Street to Richey Ave, as well as a bridge rehabilitation project along the corridor at the Eagle Draw Bridge. Read more...

01/14/20 - NMDOT and Safer New Mexico Now host Child Safety Seat Fitting Station in Hobbs
Hobbs, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now will host a Car Seat Inspection Clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2020 at Walmart, 3800 N. Lovington Hwy., in Hobbs. This free educational event provides parents and caregivers the opportunity to receive “hands-on” instruction from newly nationally-certified child passenger safety technicians. Read more...

11/05/19 - NMDOT and Safer New Mexico Now host Child Safety Seat Fitting Station in Carlsbad
Carlsbad, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and Safer New Mexico Now (Safer) will host a Child Safety Seat Fitting Station from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Fire Station #1, 409 South Halagueno Street, in Carlsbad, NM. This free educational event provides parents and caregivers the opportunity to receive “hands-on” instruction from nationally-certified child passenger safety technicians. Technicians will educate parents on the proper selection, installation, and use of car seats and booster seats. Technicians can also determine if a seat is recalled, expired, or otherwise unsafe. Read more...

11/05/19 - NMDOT District 2 Celebrates Completion of U.S. 54/70 Corridor Improvements between Tularosa and Alamogordo in Otero County
ALAMOGORDO - The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two announced the completion of the U.S. 54/70 corridor construction project between Tularosa and Alamogordo in Otero County. Read more...

10/31/19 - Lincoln County residents invited to a public meeting regarding raised medians through the Town of Lincoln, Tuesday, November 5th
This meeting is a result of a traffic study and community input over the last sereval years to improve safety through the Town of Lincoln. NMDOT is looking for public input regarding traffic calming speed control measures through the historic town. Proposed improvements include a raised median on entering the town. Community input is highly encouraged. Read more...

10/22/19 - “Take a Ride on Us” Halloween Event
ALBUQUERQUE – Get a safe ride home from Halloween celebrations. The New Mexico Department of Transportation, in continuing its work to ENDWI in the state, is partnering with Bernalillo County, the city of Albuquerque, Cumulus radio stations and Uber to support “Take a Ride on Us.” Read more...

10/18/19 - National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 20-27, 2019
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation is asking parents to talk to their teenagers about driver safety next week. Read more...

10/18/19 - Teens Witness DWI Court in School
SANTA FE–This Friday at 9:30 a.m. junior and senior students at Santa Fe High School will witness real-life consequences of driving while intoxicated. The New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Impaired Driving and Enforcement Division supports the annual Courts to Schools Program administered by the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General. Read more...

10/16/19 - NMDOT Announces New Safety Corridor on N.M. 128
Hobbs, NM – Safety is the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s number one priority. Today NMDOT announced the designation of a new safety corridor on N.M. 128 from mile marker 5 to mile marker 50 near the New Mexico/Texas State Line. Safety is the Department’s top priority. Motorists will notice increased law enforcement presence from New Mexico State Police, Eddy and Lea County Sheriff offices. Read more...

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