Traffic Report for week of September 12 to 19, 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. The right lane of northbound I-25 is closed between the northbound I-25 off-ramp and the northbound I-25 loop ramp for reconstruction, this is scheduled to be completed this week. Once the reconstruction of northbound I-25 is completed, crews will reconstruct a portion of southbound I-25 near University Ave. The right lane of southbound I-25 will be closed for work on the shoulder for several weeks, beginning either this week or next week.
Both eastbound and westbound lanes on University Avenue will be closed occasionally for installation of landscaping, permament signs and work on traffic signals. 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.
There will also be occasional lane closures on both northbound and southbound I-25 for miscellaneous bridge work and paving. The I-25 loop ramp is open to eastbound traffic on University Ave and is the only way eastbound traffic can access northbound I-25. Westbound traffic on University Ave will continue to access northbound I-25 from the ramp at the traffic signal.
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, comments, or concerns: visit www.i25-university.com.
I-25, Mile Marker 34 to 39, Rincon
Mountain States Constructors, Inc. (Contractor) has begun a roadway reconstruction project on I-25 north of Las Cruces. A detour crossover will be in place, all traffic will be shifted into the southbound lanes utilizing crossover detour and barrier wall separation. The Rincon, exit 35 northbound on and off ramps will be closed, southbound exit is open, follow detour signage. This closure is expected for the next three months. 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 144 to 164, Las Cruces to Texas Stateline
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One will be continuing a nighttime crack sealing operation on I-10 from Las Cruces to the Texas Stateline. Motorists can expect lane closures on various lanes from milepost 144 to 164(Texas Stateline), one lane of traffic will remain open. Starting Friday, crews will begin working in the westbound lanes, the Port of Entry will be closed over the weekend. These closures will be from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. daily. Speed limits will be reduced. Project is expected to be completed by the end of September.
I-10, Mile Marker 21 to 25, Lordsburg
AUI, Inc. (Contractor) is currently working on the bridge deck on the eastbound lanes. All traffic is currently shifted to the westbound lanes. The Exit 22 on ramp will be closed but Exit 22 off ramps will remain open, local traffic only. All oversized loads will need to utilize Exit 20, eastbound port of entry is open for all CMV traffic. Detour signs will be in place to direct traffic towards alternate routes. Animas St. will be unaffected and can be utilized in place of Main St. Daily hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Traffic control will remain in place 24/7.
I-10, Mile Marker 44 to 55, Lordsburg
Mountain States Construction, Inc. (Contractor) will be continuing a pavement preservation project on I-10 from milepost 45 working eastbound to milepost 55 (Quincy). Traffic can expect various daytime lane closures in the driving right lanes as well as overnight lane closures as needed. Contractor’s hours of operation will be from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Construction is expected to be completed fall of 2021.
US 180, Mile Marker 114 to 115, Silver City
James Hamilton Construction Company (Contractor) will be continuing 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 to Ranch Club Rd. Paving is currently in process and RT Electric is continuing installation of new traffic signals. 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 end of summer 2021.
US 70, Mile Marker 166-168, Las Cruces/San Augustine Pass
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be performing roadway repairs due to recent flooding on US 70 from milepost 166 to 168. Lane closures will be in place in both the eastbound and westbound lanes as needed, speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph. Closures will be in place until repairs can be made.
NM 273 Mile Marker 2, Sunland Park
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be performing roadway repairs on NM 273 “McNutt Road” at milepost 2. The driving right lane is expected to be closed through September 30th. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area.
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, milepost 46 and 43. The contractor is currently building the new bridges. Watch for roadway reconstruction and large trucks turning. 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. Daily contractor hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 5 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) is continuing with replacement of Bridges located in Arrey and Caballo. A shoo-fly diversion is in place at King Canyon (MP 20) and at Seco Creek (MP 26.6). NM 187 is completely open to traffic. 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 15 from mile marker 43 to 0, Gila Hot Springs to Pinos Altos
City of Las Cruces Projects:
Tashiro Drive Widening
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 11 months in duration. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. During construction, access through 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 accessible by way of Tashiro Drive through Motel Boulevard beginning August 20, 2021, thru traffic will not be permitted.
Peachtree Hills Road
Due to storm drain upgrades as part of new residential development, Peachtree Hills Road between Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Metro Park Street will be closed while Renegade Construction, LLC places concrete box culverts. The closure will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021, and will last to approximately September 30, 2021. A detour will be in place throughout the duration of the construction and traffic will be guided through Sirocco Avenue and Metro Park Street.
Avenida Del Sol
Avenida Del Sol between Reynolds Drive and Cortez Drive is scheduled to undergo roadway and utility improvements by Smith and Aguirre Construction Company, Inc. as part of the Las Cruces Utilities Hacienda Acres, Phase II Sewer Improvements Project. Work will begin Monday, August 23, 2021, and the road closure is estimated to last approximately until October 28, 2021 depending on weather conditions. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. During construction, access to Avenida Del Sol will not be permitted to through traffic. Access to residences will be maintained.
For more information log onto www.nmroads.com or call 511.