NMDOT Continues Vital Work of Clearing Roads

NMDOTSanta Fe, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) continues the vital work of clearing roads throughout the state. Crews have been out working 24-hours a day since the beginning of the storm, working to keep roads safe for the traveling public and to reopen roads in the areas most heavily impacted by the storm. Available equipment is maximized so it is kept on the road and staffed, even if labor must be brought in from other areas. Below is an estimate of what has been accomplished by crews up to this point. Continue reading

Expect Roadblocks Statewide During Hunting Seasons

New Mexico Dept. of Game and FishSANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during hunting seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations.

Hunting seasons are ongoing for deer, elk, pronghorns, bears and some other species as listed in the department’s Hunting Rules & Information booklets.

At roadblocks, conservation officers also will check for compliance with the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Act and the Aquatic Invasive Species Control Act. Drivers of vehicles hauling wood products will be asked to produce documentation as required by the Forest Conservation Act. Continue reading

Sign Replacement Project Continues on Hwy 82 In Otero County

NMDOTCloudcroft  The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) began replacing traffic signs on U.S. 82 and N.M. 244 in Otero County last September to ensure safety and make sure the signs met federal standards.  However, due to weather, the project was suspended. Continue reading

US 54 Construction Starts this Month in Lincoln County

NMDOTCarrizozo – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two will start construction on 16 miles of US 54 in Lincoln County this week.
The $29 million project includes new roadway, crossovers, major structures, structure extensions and upgrades, earthwork, guardrail, wall barrier, permanent signing and striping, traffic control, bridge construction, and miscellaneous construction.  Continue reading

Drive Safe in Wintery Weather & Give Road Crews Extra Room

NMDOTSanta Fe – As wintery weather moves across New Mexico, snow and ice can pose a potential for dangerous driving conditions.  The New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road crews are hard at work in affected areas, plowing roads and spreading salt and cinder. NMDOT workers are also on standby in other areas should the roads there become affected by the weather.

The NMDOT reminds motorists that if they come up behind a snowplow or sander working, not to get too close. Continue reading

New Mexico DOT Ready For Winter Storm

NMDOTSanta Fe – New Mexico’s first wave of winter weather is on our doorstep and the New Mexico Department of Transportation wants to assure the public that our crews are on standby and ready to go.

Snowplows and trucks that apply salt and cinder to icy roads are loaded and ready. Crews will work around the clock to clear roads and assist where needed. Continue reading