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Continental Divide Traffic Alerts
Title: US 60, 0.1 miles East of Texico at mile marker 397
Description: US 70/US 84 at Texico will be closed for BNSF Railroad Crossing Work from October 15, 2013 through October, 29, 2013. Motorists will need to use US 60 through Texico as a detour to the Texas State Line.
Post Date: Wed Oct 09 10:41:03 MDT 2013
Update Date: Thu Oct 10 14:01:25 MDT 2013
Expiration Date: Fri Nov 01 01:00:00 MDT 2013
Title: US 380 eastbound and westbound at mile marker 47
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: Tue Sep 24 08:15:57 MDT 2013
Update Date: Wed Oct 02 10:45:58 MDT 2013
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 547 northbound from mile marker 0 to mile marker 1
Description: Northbound NM 547 (1st Street, City of Grants) is reduced to one lane due to road work. 10 foot width restriction in place. 2 right lanes closed from Intersection of NM 547/Santa Fe Ave to north of High Street. 2 left lanes closed from north of High Street to south of Washington Ave. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. Anticipated completion date is May 31, 2013. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Post Date: Tue Dec 18 11:42:15 MST 2012
Update Date: Fri Oct 11 16:09:43 MDT 2013
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Interstate 40 southbound and westbound, 1.6 miles West of REST AREA exit at mile marker 251
Description: Anton Chico Rest Area Closed due to Septic Issues
Post Date: 2013-07-07 19:19:39.947
Update Date: 2013-09-12 08:02:04.897
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: US 64 eastbound and westbound from mile marker 305 to mile marker 296
Description: Roadwork, paving, guardrail installation, and signing
Post Date: 2013-07-22 14:54:06.81
Update Date: 2013-09-19 14:31:35.123
Expiration Date: 2013-11-01 12:00:00.0
Title: New Mexico 252 eastbound and westbound, 0.7 miles North of House at mile marker 23
Description: Drive with extreme caution, reduce speed in this area. Water is still running across this roadway.
Post Date: 2013-09-16 14:16:57.84
Update Date: 2013-09-16 14:16:57.84
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Interstate 40 eastbound and westbound from mile marker 340 to mile marker 345
Description: Mill and Overlay
Post Date: Fri Jul 26 11:26:48 MDT 2013
Update Date: Mon Sep 30 15:11:17 MDT 2013
Expiration Date: Fri Nov 01 01:00:00 MDT 2013
Title: New Mexico 200 northbound and southbound and eastbound and westbound at mile marker 3, left lane and left shoulder and right shoulder closed.
Description: Road construction continued on NM 200 north of Carlsbad on the WIPP Relief Route. Roadway is closed to all traffic. A detour has been set up to use the releif route on NM 524. The traveling public and commercial vehicles are urged to follow the detour route set up around Carlsbad. Please watch for construction detour signing, observe temporary construction signing and reduce speed to the posted speed limits. Expected completion is the fall of 2013. NMDOT Project Manager: Lee Montoya (575)626-9817.
Post Date: Fri Aug 09 12:57:55 MDT 2013
Update Date: Thu Oct 10 14:01:25 MDT 2013
Expiration Date: unknown

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

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