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Continental Divide Traffic Alerts
Title: US 285 from mile marker 248 Fying C Ranch to mile marker 250
Description: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) continues work on the U.S. 285/ I-40 interchange at Clines Corners. This improvement work includes the lengthening and realignment of the westbound exit ramp, the realignment of the westbound entrance ramp, and the lengthening of the eastbound on and off ramps on I-40. The U.S. 285 bridge over I-40 will be widened 24 feet to accommodate two lanes of traffic each way. The work on U.S. 285 from mile marker 248.84 to mile marker 250.46 includes the reconstruction and widening of the existing lanes to accommodate two lanes of traffic each way. Other work on the project includes new drainage structures, new curb and gutter, new signing and the installation of an intelligent transportation system. Traffic Impacts: Starting Tuesday 11/11/14 through Thursday 11/13/14 the Eastbound I-40 lanes will be CLOSED from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The I-40 Eastbound lanes are also scheduled to be CLOSED on Monday 11/17/14 through Tuesday 11/18/14 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. I-40 traffic will be detoured through the ramps at the Clines Corners Interchange. -Starting on Wednesday 11/19/14 through Thursday 11/20/14, the Westbound I-40 lanes will be CLOSED from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The I-40 Westbound lanes are also scheduled to be CLOSED on Monday 11/24/14) through Wednesday 11/26/14 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. I-40 traffic will be detoured through the ramps at the Clines Corners Interchange. The night closures are necessary to demolish the overhang on the existing bridge for the plan widening. The contractor will continue work on the project until such time that we get restricted by weather. The subcontractor working on the bridge rehabilitation and widening, will continue their work through the winter. Drivers are urged to proceed with caution through the work zone, observe traffic control signs and reduce speed to the posted limit.
Post Date: 2014-09-17 15:09:04.397
Update Date: 2014-12-15 07:56:16.953
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Closure - Carlsbad - Wood Street Intersection at US 285 (Canal Street)
Description: Closure - Carlsbad - Wood Street Intersection at US 285 (Canal Street) is blocked and closed to traffic due to incident at the Railroad Crossing. Traffic is being detoured to Fiesta Driive. Please adher to all posted Traffic Signs and Detours.
Post Date: Wed Dec 17 14:37:13 MST 2014
Update Date: 2014-12-18 09:34:12.024
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 136 from mile marker 1 to mile marker 3
Description: NM 136 Pete Domenici Hwy near Sunland Park is experiencing high volumes of traffic during the morning hours at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. Please expect delays should you be crossing the border with intentions of export vehicles from the US. All proper documentation must be presented when entering the port.
Post Date: 2014-07-15 07:33:48.393
Update Date: 2014-12-19 15:14:32.83
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: US 380 eastbound and westbound at mile marker 43
Description: White Sands Missile Range periodically has missile firings over US 70 and/or US 380. During the firings the road or roads will be temporarily closed. Please call 575-678-1178 for daily information on possible closure dates and times for firings. This is a permanent alert and will not be updated regularly. (dm)
Post Date: 2014-12-02 15:01:56.002
Update Date: 2014-12-18 09:32:30.809
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Interstate 25 southbound at mile marker 79 (T OR C NORTH), -Select Lane- lane closed.
Description: The NMDOT with Villalobos Construction continue with bridge rehabilitation over I 25 at the north bridge for Truth or Consequences. Traffic will encounter lane, speed and width restrictions within the wor kzone. Motorists will be advised to access exit 83 Elephant Butte, or exit 75 South entrance to T or C. The northbound off ramp will be open. However the southbound off rmap will be CLOSED throughout the durationof the project. The scope of work will consist of replacing concrete deck, approach, metal barrier, and repair existing abutments, pier and wing walls. Please proceed with caution and follow traffic control as posted.
Post Date: 2014-10-09 16:34:17.49
Update Date: 2014-12-18 15:25:29.351
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 400 northbound and southbound from mile marker 0 McGaffey to mile marker 10
Description: Difficult driving conditions on NM 400, mile marker 0-10 (Jct. NM 118/NM 400 to McGaffey). Road is snow packed in shaded areas. Visibility is good. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Post Date: Sun Dec 14 03:48:39 MST 2014
Update Date: 2014-12-19 14:36:59.228
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Interstate 25 northbound and southbound from mile marker 79 (T OR C NORTH) to mile marker 93
Description: North of Truth or Consequences the NMDOT and Mountain States Constructors have shifted traffic the north and southbound lanes where motorists will travel on the newly constructed bridge for north and southbound movement. Traffic will continue be restrict to 12.5 foot width restrictions between mile markers 88 to 92 as concrete wall barriers are placed. The contractor is currently removed the existing bridge which requires the northbound OFF ramp to be CLOSED at exit 92 due to reconstruction of the northbound lanes, please follow traffic control signage within the work zone. Project is scheduled to be complete by June 2015. Reduce speed and proceed with extreme caution as you travel through this area.
Post Date: 2014-06-30 09:32:22.027
Update Date: 2014-12-19 15:14:32.83
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 549 from mile marker 23 to mile marker 25
Description: A portion of NM 549 east of Deming is CLOSED due to roadway construction. The contracotr is currently reconstruction the bridge along this route. The NMDOT has posted detours and traffic control alerting motorists of this workzone. Please proceed with caution.
Post Date: 2014-08-25 11:35:04.407
Update Date: 2014-12-19 15:14:32.83
Expiration Date: 2015-06-01 00:00:00.0
Title: Interstate 10 eastbound from mile marker 44 to mile marker 45
Description: Please be advised that the driving lane on I-10 Eastbound from mile marker 44 to 45.5, near Separ, will be closed for guardrail repairs. Please use caution and reduce speed as crews are working in the area. Roads are dry. Visibility is good with clear skies.
Post Date: 2014-11-24 08:50:56.41
Update Date: 2014-12-19 15:14:32.83
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Interstate 10 eastbound and westbound from mile marker 151 (MESQUITE) to mile marker 155 (VADO)
Description: The NMDOT with El Terrero Construction has traffic reduced to one lane within the work zone for east and westbound traffic. The Mesquite on and off ramps are open, with the Mesquite westbound ramps and bridge overpass remain closed until the end of December 2014 . The Vado and eastbound ramps at Mesquite are OPEN traffic control is posted alerting motorists of split along the interstate. Motorists will be alerted of reduction in speed throughout the work zone as heavy equipment and workers are present. Shoulder work will continue at Vado with interruption to traffic. Proceed with caution.
Post Date: Mon Apr 07 09:13:13 MDT 2014
Update Date: 2014-12-19 15:14:32.83
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Interstate 40 at mile marker 187 Edgewood (EDGEWOOD)
Description: MoriartyThe New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin bridge rehabilitation work at the I-40 Edgewood Interchange (Exit 187) in Edgewood on Monday, October 6, 2014. The bridge improvement work will consist of removing and replacing the bridge approaches, new ITS system and miscellaneous median work. Traffic Impacts: Starting Tuesday 11/11/2014 (Eastbound Lane Switch) - State Police onsite with one officer WB Lanes, one officer EB Lanes 10:00 PM - Switch Traffic to Left lane Eastbound reset remaining signs and barrier for new alignment. Wednesday 11/12/2014 (West bound Lane Switch) 08:00 AM - State Police onsite with one officer WB Lanes, one officer EB Lanes 10:00 PM - Switch Traffic to Left lane Westbound reset remaining signs and barrier for new alignment. Thursday 11/13/2014 7:00 AM - Re-Stripe EB / WB Lanes (Tabs will be installed during traffic switch)
Post Date: 2014-10-06 07:38:39.27
Update Date: 2014-12-15 07:56:16.953
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 159 from mile marker 12 to mile marker 23
Description: NM 159 near Mogollon from mile marker 12 - 23 is now CLOSED for the Winter. Safety measures have been placed in order to secure the area for the traveling public. Please avoid this route until conditions change in 2015.
Post Date: 2014-05-23 11:19:34.19
Update Date: 2014-12-19 15:14:32.83
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Interstate 25, 3 miles North of US 285 exit at mile marker 288
Description: I-25 - Seaton Village- 10 TON WEIGHT LIMIT - There is a 10 ton weight limit restriction onver the bridge . Motorists are advised to observe weight limit restriction. This event will be in effect until further notice.
Post Date: 2014-08-22 18:57:47.213
Update Date: 2014-12-18 05:04:57.189
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Interstate 25 northbound and southbound from mile marker 115 (NM 107/MAGDALENA) to mile marker 131
Description: The NMDOT with Fisher Construction will continue with their paving operations on I 25 south of Socorro where traffic will encounter lane and speed restrictions. Proceed with caution.
Post Date: 2014-08-22 15:21:23.957
Update Date: 2014-12-19 15:14:32.83
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 500 eastbound and westbound at mile marker 2
Description: Project A300940 /Rio Bravo Isleta Intersection Improvement (Emiliano Martinez Project Manager/AUI Contractor) Project suspended until Spring 2015 N_M 5_00 (Rio Bravo) at Isleta has all lanes restored and in the final configuration. Temperature dependent items needing to be completed will occur in the spring.
Post Date: Fri Jun 13 15:03:47 MDT 2014
Update Date: 2014-12-05 14:32:11.922
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 460 from mile marker 1 to mile marker 3
Description: In Anthony, NM the NMDOT and Smith and Aguirre are working on installing a storm culvert drain pipe under NM 460 from Miller Street to Landers Drive. The contractor will construct a pond beside the Community Development Center, along with mill and inlay from New Mexico/Texas state line to O'Harra Road/NM 460. The project will also have new ADA compliant features such as sidewalks with landing and turnouts along NM 460.
Post Date: 2014-10-10 15:58:06.583
Update Date: 2014-12-19 15:14:32.83
Expiration Date: unknown


For official NM traffic info visit: New Mexico DOT Traffic Site

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