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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...

10/15/19 - Successful Car Seat Clinic Honors a Young Boy’s Life
ARTESIA, NM-The New Mexico Department of Transportation, Safer New Mexico Now and the Frank W. Yates Jr. Family Foundation recently hosted the Cy Palmer Inaugural Car Seat Clinic in Artesia. The clinic was held in celebration of the life and remembrance of Cy Palmer, a 7-year-old who tragically lost his life as the result of a motor vehicle crash on November 15, 2017. Although Palmer was wearing his seat belt, he was not using a booster seat, which ensures the seat belt fits correctly and the passenger is properly restrained in the event of a crash. Read more...

10/15/19 - Giant Lab rotor traveling through New Mexico
SANTA FE – A 460, 000-pound rotor will be moving from Los Alamos National Laboratory to Clovis beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, potentially causing delays for drivers in Northern New Mexico, the Department of Transportation warned on Tuesday. Read more...

10/11/19 - N.M. 128 acceleration/deceleration lane permit work starts this month in Lea County
JAL – The New Mexico Department of Transportation District Two will require single lane closures on N.M. 128 at mile marker 30 in Lea County to accommodate permit work by Owl Landfill Services LLC. Read more...

10/10/19 - State Transportation Commission Meeting in Jal Opportunity for Public Comment
JAL – The governor-appointed commission that determines policy for the New Mexico Department of Transportation will meet Thursday, October 17th in Jal. Read more...

10/08/19 - Improvements are coming to the intersection of White Sands Boulevard and Indian Wells Road NMDOT is hosting a public meeting for community input
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) invites the public to attend an informational meeting regarding proposed improvements at the intersection of White Sands Boulevard and Indian Wells Road in Alamogordo. Read more...

10/04/19 - Special car seat clinic to be held in southeast New Mexico
Artesia, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), Safer New Mexico Now (Safer), and the Frank W. Yates Jr. Family Foundation will host a car seat clinic from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 12, at Bulldog Stadium, 1600 W. Grand Avenue, in Artesia, NM. This inaugural car seat clinic will be held as a celebration of life and remembrance of Cy Palmer, a 7-year-old who tragically lost his life as the result of a motor vehicle crash on November 15, 2017. Although Palmer was wearing his seat belt, he was not using a booster seat, which ensures the seat belt fits correctly and the passenger is properly restrained in the event of a crash. Read more...

09/30/19 - NMDOT Supports Walk and Roll to School Day 2019
SANTA FE – Thousands of students, parents, teachers and community leaders across New Mexico will walk, bike, scoot, or skate to school on October 2, in celebration of the 23rd Annual National Walk to School Day. Read more...

09/27/19 - N.M. 532 (Ski Run Road) Safety Improvement Project Begins in Lincoln County Road Will Remain Open During Safety Improvement Work
Ruidoso, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin a safety improvement project on N.M. 532 (Ski Run Road) in Lincoln County this month. The $3.5 million project is expected to take a year to complete. The safety project will take place near mile marker 7, known as the Texas Curve on Ski Run Road. Read more...

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