NM DOT Traffic Report for week of May 16 to 23, 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. On Mon, Tue & Wed, May 17, 18 and 19, crews will be placing overhead sign structures on southbound I-25 from 9 p.m. each evening to 6 a.m. the following morning. During this work, southbound I-25 will be CLOSED at East Lohman Ave. Traffic will be detoured east on Lohman Ave, then south on Telshor Blvd, then back to University Ave.
I-25 is reduced to one lane in both directions near University Ave. for shoulder construction and other activities through 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.
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, 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 21 to 25, Lordsburg
AUI, Inc. (Contractor) has begun work on I-10 in Lordsburg from milepost 21 to 25. Detours are currently under construction in the median. Traffic can expect lane closures in the eastbound and westbound inside lanes during working hours. Watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting construction zone from the Interstate. Hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic control will remain in place 24/7.
I-10, Mile Marker 95 to 96, Deming
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be performing Bridge Deck repairs at milepost 95.9 (east of Deming) on I-10. Speed limits will be reduced. Traffic will encounter a lane drop as needed on the driving right lane. Hours of operation will be from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.
I-10, Mile Marker 132, Las Cruces
Kimo Constructors, Inc. (Contractor) has finished bridge repairs on Crawford Boulevard over I-10 at milepost 132 (Love’s Truck Stop Exit). All lanes on Crawford Blvd. are now open to traffic. Various lane closure can still be expected on I-10 for both eastbound and westbound lanes as needed for Bridge painting. Contractor’s hours of operation will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.
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 summer 2021.
US 180, Mile Marker 114 to 115, Silver City
James Hamilton Construction Company (Contractor) has begun roadwork on US 180. Traffic can expect a lane closure on the eastbound and westbound lanes as well as shoulder work throughout the intersection on US 180 and 32nd Street. 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 summer 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 81, Mile Marker 5 to 8, Animas
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be performing “Crack Sealing operations” on NM 81 from milepost 5 to 8 in Hidalgo Co near the US/Mexico border. Speed limits will be reduced. Traffic will encounter a flagging operation Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am until 3:30 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) is continuing with roadwork and 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, 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. 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, ready for fog sealing operations
NM 153 from milepost 0 to 3.7, Turkey Creek Road, ready for fog sealing operations
NM 293 from milepost 0 to 4.9, Box Canyon Road, ready for fog sealing operations
NM 78 from milepost 0 to 15, Mule Creek Road
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.