A Better Way to Know Before You Go

NMDOT Launches Improved NMRoads Web site

ALBUQERQUE— New Mexico motorists have an improved tool to help them plan their travels, especially during the winter months. Transportation
Secretary Gary L.J. Girón today announced the rollout of the newest version of “NMRoads”, NMDOT’s popular travel web site.

NMroads interactive map website

“Since it first went on line, “NMRoads” has given travelers unprecedented real-time access to road condition, construction and weather-related information,” said Transportation Secretary Girón. “We are continually making improvements to the web site to meet the evolving information needs of drivers within our state, as well as those traveling through New Mexico to other destinations.”
The latest version of “NMRoads” features a simplified, map-based interface, with a variety of easy-to-use tools, to customize the information a visitor to the site receives, including:

  • Easily accessible menus.
  • A fully scalable map giving users increased viewing options, all the way from a statewide perspective down to city-level views.
  • A complete listing of active travel alerts, including color-coded descriptions of roadway incidents.
  • Live traffic-camera views or road conditions, either in the Albuquerque metro area, or statewide, and current information from electronic message signs.
  • Transit and rest area information, including statewide bike routes and maps, and RailRunner schedules, as well as trucking restriction listings.
  • Real-time weather conditions statewide, plus current weather statistics by city, direct links to the
  • National Weather Service and Doppler Radar images.?

Links to New Mexico’s toll-free “511” travel-advisory hotline, as well as to “511” services of other states, and links to road conditions in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma and Texas.
One of the most popular “NMRoads” features permits users to sign up for automatic e-mail and text message updates of travel and roadway conditions. This has been enhanced to allow users to better tailor this service to meet their individual needs.
“It’s really one-stop shopping for New Mexico travel information. With the start of winter just around the corner, the newly enhanced site will allow motorists both in and out of state properly plan their travels in order to reach their destination safely,” added Secretary Girón.
Both the NMRoads Web site, www.nmroads.com, and the “511” toll-free travel hotline are updated on a 24/7 basis.
For more information contact Megan Arredondo, NMDOT PIO, at (505) 660-2073.