NMDOT Traffic Report for week of May 2 to 9, 2021
In all construction zones, motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, as well as continue to be cautious of heavy equipment and construction personnel in the area. PLEASE NOTE: Conditions are subject to change without notice. Double fines for speeding in work zones may be in effect.
White Sands Missile Range Notification
For information regarding closures, you may call WSMR at 678-1178 or 678-2222 for updates.
I-25 & University Ave, Mile Marker 1, Las Cruces
La Calerita Construction, LLC (Contractor) will have the following closure in place. I-25 is reduced to one lane in both directions near University Ave. for shoulder construction and other activities through mid to late May 2021. Access from University Ave to the southbound I-25 on-ramp is through the Triviz/University intersection and the new south roundabout. Detour signage is in place.
COMING SOON: Tentatively scheduled May 10, 11 & 12, crews will be placing beams on the Pan American Bridge from 1-4 p.m. daily. Eastbound traffic on University Ave. will be detoured. More information will be provided soon.
Regular work hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. although crews may work longer hours or on Saturdays as needed. Traffic control will remain in place 24/7. Questions or concerns: visit www.i25-university.com.
I-25, Mile Marker 105 to 115, north of T or C Mountain States Constructors, Inc. (Contractor) has completed paving on I-25 on both northbound and southbound lanes from milepost 105 to 115. Expect intermittent day time lane closures in the northbound passing lanes as the contractor is cleaning up project. Hours of operation will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Project is substantially complete.
I-25, Business Loop, Socorro
Structures Inc., (Contractor) will be continuing with construction on the I-25 Business Loop in Socorro. The Socorro northbound off ramp exit 150 remains closed, the northbound on ramp is open and traffic is utilizing a detour style cross-over. Please follow construction detour signage. Lane closures can be expected on I-25 northbound and southbound throughout the week. Contractor’s hours of operation will be from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday.
I-10, Mile Marker 132, Las Cruces
Kimo Constructors, Inc. (Contractor) will be continuing with bridge repairs at milepost 132 (Love’s Truck Stop Exit). The bridge over I-10 is now closed at exit 132 for northbound traffic, southbound traffic can still utilize the bridge at this location, northbound traffic follow detour signage. Traffic can expect various daytime lane closures on both eastbound and westbound outside lanes as needed. Contractor’s hours of operation will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. This project is estimated to be completed by May 2021.
I-10, Mile Marker 42 to 50, Lordsburg
L & J, (Contractor) will be replacing the eastbound fence from milepost 42 to 50, east of Lordsburg. Shoulder work ahead signage will be in place as needed. Contractor’s hours of operation will be from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday.
US 180, Mile Marker 120 to 123, Santa Clara
James Hamilton Construction Company (Contractor) will be continuing the installation of the pedestrian trail which includes lighting, signing and pedestrian facilities. US 180 will have a lane closures on the eastbound and westbound right driving lanes with a reduced speed to 35 mph during working hours; traffic control will be in place for the safety of our construction workers. Contractor hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. This project is estimated to be completed by spring 2021.
US 180, Mile Marker 114 to 115, Silver City
James Hamilton Construction Company (Contractor) has started roadwork on US 180. Traffic can expect a lane closure on the eastbound lanes on US 180 during working hours. Contractor hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. This project is estimated to be completed by spring 2021.
NM 159, Mile Marker 2 to 6, Mogollon
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be performing “Blade Patching operations” on NM 159 from milepost 2 to 6 in Catron Co. Speed limits will be reduced. Traffic will encounter a flagging operation Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.
NM 338, Mile Marker 22 to 24, Animas
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be performing “Crack Sealing operations” on NM 338 from milepost 22 to 24 in Hidalgo Co. Speed limits will be reduced. Traffic will encounter a flagging operation Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
NM 152 Bridge Replacement, Hillsboro
The Federal Highway Administration ‐ Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA‐CFLHD) has started replacement of truss bridges project on NM 152. The two existing bridges on NM 152 are between Hillsboro and Kingston. The bridges are located five (MP 46) and seven (MP43) miles west of Hillsboro within Sierra County. The contractor has begun constructing detours on NM 152. Slow down and use caution in the area. Watch for shoulder work and large trucks turning on the roadway. Crews have closed the bridge near milepost 43. A shoo-fly style detour as well as temporary traffic signals will be in place 24/7 for traffic control. Contractor’s hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
NM 404 and I-10 Bridge Replacement, Anthony
AUI, Inc. (Contractor) has begun roadwork on the replacement of the NM 404 Bridge over I-10 at milepost 162, Anthony exit. Detours for I-10 EB exit/entrance ramps at the Anthony exit are now in operation, so motorists should be on alert for the new traffic pattern at the intersection with NM 404. Traffic should expect lane closures on I-10 eastbound and westbound. Hours of operation will be from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic control will remain in place 24/7.
NM 187 “El Camino Real”, Mile Marker 16.93 to 31.1, Arrey-Caballo
FNF Construction, Inc. (Contractor) has begun the replacement of Bridges located in Arrey and Caballo. Expect shoulder work operations for detour placement at milepost 31. This project has 6 structures that will get replaced, three of them bridges (Trujillo Canyon MP 17.1, Seco Creek MP 26.6, and King Canyon MP 30.8) additionally three others are concrete box replacements at milepost 19.52, 22.24 & 22.76. As demolition gets closer detours will be put in place onto I-25 from EXIT 59 (Caballo) to EXIT 63 (Hillsboro) and where it allows a shoo-fly style detour around the structure. Box replacement has begun at milepost 22.2. Traffic will need to utilize I-25 exit 63 and 59 to access locations on NM 187 for both sides of the bridge. A shoo-fly diversion is in place at King Canyon (MP 30.8), Seco Creek (MP 26.6) as well as Trujillo Canyon (MP 17.1). Contractor’s hours of operation will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.
Chip Seal Projects, Grant Co:
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be performing “Chip Sealing and Brooming” operations in Grant Co. Speed limits will be reduced, no center stripe with loose gravel on roadway. Traffic will encounter lane drops with pilot car and flagging operations.
Roadways affected will be:
NM 211 from milepost 0 to 6, in Gila
City of Las Cruces Projects:
Tashiro Drive is scheduled to undergo utilities and roadway reconstruction by Morrow Enterprises, Inc., as part of the City of Las Cruces Tashiro Drive Widening Project. Work will begin Monday, October 26, 2020, and the closure is estimated to last approximately 9 months in duration. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. During construction, access to Tashiro Drive from North Valley Drive, or North Motel Boulevard, will not be permitted, signage and detours will be present directing traffic around the closure by way of West Picacho Avenue. Access to the Field of Dreams Facility and Baseball Complex will be available through the parking lot entrance north of Tashiro Drive on North Motel Boulevard. Tashiro Drive, from Motel Boulevard to Horseback Drive, will also have lane closures beginning Monday, April 5, 2021 which are estimated to last approximately 2 months in duration, two way traffic will be maintained.
Van Patten Avenue
Van Patten Avenue from N. Reymond St. to N. Alameda Blvd. is scheduled to undergo roadway and utility improvements by DuCross Construction, LLC as part of the City of Las Cruces Van Patten Avenue Reconstruction Project. Work will begin Monday, November 2, 2020, and the closure is estimated to last approximately 4 months in duration. During construction, access to Van Patten Avenue will not be permitted to through traffic. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained. Sidewalks will be closed in areas for construction and for the safety of the public. Signage and detours will be present directing traffic around the work zone.
For more information log onto www.nmroads.com or call 511.