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Taos Traffic Alerts
Title: US 550 northbound and southbound at mile marker 53
Description: Bridge work on US 550, mile marker 53 (just south of Cuba) will have a 10' width restriction with concrete wall barrier in place. Work will begin on 3/19/14 until the project is complete. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Post Date: Wed Mar 19 10:04:20 MDT 2014
Update Date: 2014-09-11 16:15:35.131
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: US 60, 5 miles East of Fort Sumner at mile marker 332
Description: Construction has ceased until Spring 2014 on access improvements for the De Baca County Waste Transfer Station on US 60 east of Ft. Sumner. Contractor: Robert E. Rivera Construction Inc. 575-472-3891
Post Date: 2013-09-24 11:02:10.27
Update Date: 2014-09-04 11:38:02.331
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: US 70 from mile marker 251 to mile marker 256
Description: US 70 from mile marker 251 to mile marker 256 south of Ruidoso-- SPEED LIMIT has been REDUCED to 45 MPH due to heavy rain causing slick roadways. Motorists should slow down and use caution and obey all posted signage. Updates will take place as information is received.
Post Date: Tue Sep 16 17:41:59 MDT 2014
Update Date: 2014-09-16 17:44:18.819
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: Conditions exist throughout Socorro county.
Description: Hidalgo, Luna, Dona Ana, Grant, Sierra, and Socorro counties are experiencing heavy rain. Motorist are encouraged to reduce speed and use extreme caution, as roadways may be flooded and slick.
Post Date: Tue Sep 16 07:18:15 MDT 2014
Update Date: 2014-09-16 10:51:31.216
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 244 eastbound and westbound from mile marker 0 to mile marker 29
Description: Project went in to full suspension starting June 9,2014 until further notice. New signage project. The Contractor will be working Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Motorists should watch for equipment and personnel in the workzone and adhere to all construction signage. Traffic may be reduced to one lane with pilot car at random times throughout the work day. Expect delays up to 15 minutes. Contacts: Jerry Hickman, NMDOT Project Manager- 575-585-2090 or 575-626-0804, Vince DeMenno, Superintendent- 505-280-9039, Contractor.
Post Date: Thu Apr 03 09:18:08 MDT 2014
Update Date: 2014-09-11 09:32:18.528
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 152 from 45.9 miles East at mile marker 22 to 10 miles West at mile marker 40
Description: The NMDOT and law enforcement have CLOSED NM152 due to flooding along the roadway. The NMDOT will be clearing and repairing the roadway and will lift the closure once the road is deemed safe.
Post Date: Sat Sep 13 09:18:23 MDT 2014
Update Date: 2014-09-16 07:08:18.671
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: New Mexico 549 from 9.9 miles East of Akela at mile marker 23 to 14.3 miles East of Akela at mile marker 25
Description: A portion of NM 549 is CLOSED due to roadway construction. The NMDOT has posted detours and traffic control alerting motorists of this workzone. Please proceed with caution.
Post Date: Mon Aug 25 11:39:15 MDT 2014
Update Date: 2014-09-16 07:08:31.046
Expiration Date: unknown
Title: US 70 from Organ at mile marker 162 to White Sands exit at mile marker 170
Description: A portion of US 70 will be CLOSED from 7:20 am until 8:20 an on Tuesday September 16th from San Augustine Pass to the entrance of White Sands Missile Range.
Post Date: 2014-09-15 10:46:38.762
Update Date: 2014-09-15 10:46:38.762
Expiration Date: unknown

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

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