City of Las Cruces Weekly Traffic Alerts


Traffic Report for week of June 22, 2014

Please see below for Traffic News around the area

PLEASE NOTE:

Conditions are subject to change without notice.

Double fines for speeding in work zones are in effect.

Traffic Updates can be heard by listening to:
HOT 103, 104 KGRT, Viva Vista 98.7, Magic 105, Rocket 99.5, 101 GOLD and X 88.7 KXNM;
or they can be viewed with KFOX traffic alerts and CLC TV on COMCAST.

City of Las Cruces

road cone on its side Sonoma Ranch Blvd
From Monte Sombra to Thurmond Road will have shoulder work and potential lane closures. Access to residents will be maintained. Motorists wanting to get to residents can do so by following the detours in place. Motorists will be asked to decrease speed through the construction zone and should proceed with caution. Motorists using this road as a through route only should seek alternate routes if available.

road cone standing up Thurmond Road
From McGuffey Road to Sonoma Ranch Blvd will have shoulder work and potential lane closures. Access to residents will be maintained. Motorists wanting to get to residents can do so by following the detours in place. Motorists will be asked to decrease speed through the construction zone and should proceed with caution. Motorists using this road as a through route only should seek alternate routes if available.

road cone on its side Winton Court
From Winton Drive to the North End Cul-de-Sac will be closed to through traffic.  Access to residents will be maintained. Motorists wanting to get to residents can do so by following the detours in place. Motorists will be asked to decrease speed through the construction zone and should proceed with caution. Motorists using this road as a through route only should seek alternate routes if available.

road cone standing up Water Street
From Court Avenue to Las Cruces Avenue will have shoulder work and potential lane closures. Access to residents and businesses will be maintained. Motorists wanting to get to residents and businesses can do so by following the detours in place. Motorists will be asked to decrease speed through the construction zone and should proceed with caution. Motorists using this road as a through route only should seek alternate routes if available. 

 

road cone on its side Campo Street
From Arizona Avenue to Colorado Avenue will be closed to through traffic.  Access to residents and businesses will be maintained. Motorists wanting to get to residents and businesses can do so by following the detours in place. Motorists will be asked to decrease speed through the construction zone and should proceed with caution. Motorists using this road as a through route only should seek alternate routes if available.

road cone standing up Pine Trail
From Pineneedle Way to Pineneedle Bend will have shoulder work and potential lane closures. Access to residents will be maintained. Motorists wanting to get to residents can do so by following the detours in place. Motorists will be asked to decrease speed through the construction zone and should proceed with caution. Motorists using this road as a through route only should seek alternate routes if available.

road cone on its side Alameda Boulevard
From Three Crosses will have shoulder work and intermittent lane closures for north bound traffic on Alameda and west bound traffic on Three Crosses. Access to residents and businesses will be maintained. Motorists wanting to get to residents and businesses can do so by following the detours in place. Motorists will be asked to decrease speed through the construction zone and should proceed with caution. Motorists using this road as a through route only should seek alternate routes if available.

road cone standing up Elks Drive
From Hatfield Road to Moreno Road will have shoulder work and intermittent lane closures. Access to residents will be maintained. Motorists wanting to get to residents can do so by following the detours in place. Motorists will be asked to decrease speed through the construction zone and should proceed with caution. Motorists using this road as a through route only should seek alternate routes if available.

Around the Area

road cone standing up White Sands Missile Range Notification
For information regarding closures you may WSMR at 678-1178 or 678-2222 for updates. 

  • Traffic updates are posted on the NMDOT traffic advisory web-site  at www.nmroads.com and can be retrieved through our automated system at 511 in New Mexico or 1-800432-4269 from any line.

road cone on its side Southern New Mexico Roadway Conditions Regarding Flooding

The following routes are still reported as CLOSED, or with limited access with one lane restrictions. 

Catron County-

  • NM-159 in Mogollon CLOSED due to roadway being washed out due to flooding and debris along the roadway. It is unclear as to when this route will be opened. 

 

road cone standing up I-10/Avenida de Mesilla and NM-28 Las Cruces, NM
The District One office for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) with La Calerita Construction continues construction at Avenida de Mesilla. The contractor has OPENED the westbound descending off ramp, and has closed the I-10 westbound on ramp at Avenida de Mesilla. All other ramps will remain open. Traffic will continue over the eastbound bridge until the westbound bridge is completely constructed.   

Construction continues on Avenida de Mesilla with lane restrictions on NM-28/Avenida de Mesilla between Hickory Loop and Lakeside Drive, and on I-10 between Motel Boulevard and University Avenue. Motorists will be able to gain access to the City of Las Cruces and the Town of Mesilla at Motel Boulevard exit 139, or University Avenue exit 142 for both east and westbound I-10 traffic.

road cone on its side  NM-51 East of Truth or Consequences, NM
The NMDOT along with Meridian will continue work on a portion of NM-51 to improve the drainage channel by Ash Canyon. During working hours motorists may encounter minor delays, and are encouraged to adjust their schedule to accommodate their travels. 

road cone standing up  Date Street / Business Loop, T or C, NM
The NMDOT with Sandoval Construction continue with ADA repair work along Date Street, which will have alerts posted throughout the work zone. The public is reminded to avoid entering restricted areas as heavy equipment will be moving in and out of traffic.  

 road cone on its side  I-25 Socorro & Sierra County
The NMDOT with Villalobs Construction continues with bridge rehabilitation work for three (3) separate bridges that cross over I-25.

The first bridge is at NM-1 which is the Luis Lopez Bridge in Socorro. This bridge is scheduled to be CLOSED as of April 22nd where motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route. The CLOSURE will be in place for approximately 2 months.

The next bridge will be the San Marcial/exit 125 Bridge (Socorro County).

The next bridge is I-25/exit 79 in T or C (Sierra County) to be completed.

The work at each bridge is scheduled to take approximately 2 months. The bridges will be CLOSED in segments as work is being conducted. Detours will be posted as work progresses from one bridge to another.

The contractor has constructed crossovers on I-25 where traffic will be switched over in order for work to be conducted on the bridge overpass. Motorists will be advised of lane and speed restrictions. Please proceed with caution.  

road cone standing up N. Main / US 70 Las Cruces, NM
The NMDOT with G. Sandoval Construction has placed traffic control devices and concrete wall barriers along US 70 from Chestnut to just south of Solano Drive interchange. Motorists will encounter one lane restrictions for both east and westbound traffic, which is limited to 10 feet within the work zone. The contractor continues work along the median and on the inner lanes; speed limit is posted 35 MPH.

Businesses along the corridor are open; please contact them for their hours of operation. Motorists may need to seek an alternate route, or make adjustments as their daily commute time may increase due to heavy traffic on N. Main and other adjacent streets Should an incident occur within the work zone and is not considered life threatening, Law enforcement is asking drivers to move their vehicles off onto a side road or parking lot so that they can assess the situation in a controlled environment. 

The City of Las Cruces will be making modifications to their bus route which can be found on web site: RoadRUNNER Transit

road cone on its side  I-10 / Mesquite & Vado Interchange, NM
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One office and El Terrero Construction has begun demolition of the old eastbound overpass. It will take approximately 6 months to complete full reconstruction of the bridge. The westbound demolition and reconstruction will follow once this portion of the bridge is complete.

Eastbound traffic is detoured onto the westbound lanes, where motorists will encounter lane restrictions for east and westbound traffic on I-10 from mile marker 150 to 155 (Vado exit).  

Motorists are encouraged to reduce speed and to proceed with caution during peak hours. Should an incident occur within the restricted area in which the concrete wall barrier is located, and is considered non-life threatening, law enforcement is requesting that drivers move their vehicles over to a safe location so that they can assist and assess the situation. This will allow the flow of traffic to continue safely.

 All ramps will remain open during the demolition and reconstruction of the Mesquite Bridge. Motorists will be advised of the I-10 eastbound lane closure along with the bridge overpass. The public is encouraged to seek an alternate route as the bridge will remain closed until full reconstruction of the Mesquite overpass is complete. 

road cone standing up  US 70 Las Cruces, NM
The NMDOT District One office with Smith and Aguirre Construction has placed traffic control at the I-25/US 70 Interchange to Rinconada (exit 152). The contractor is removing median in order to place a concrete wall barrier structure. The contractor will be working within the inner lane as motorists will continue to have 2 lanes of open traffic for both directions.

The project working hours will be Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. until completion of September of 2014. 

road cone standing up  NM 159 Mogollon area
The NMDOT Maintenance Section will be conducting roadway repair work on NM 159 in the Mogollon area starting Monday June 2nd and is scheduled to take approximately 9 weeks to complete. The crew members of the NMDOT will be rebuilding the road and removing debris on site which includes fallen trees, large rocks and scrubs. Traffic control notifications will be placed between mile marker 10 to 13.

road cone on its side  US-180 Glenwood, NM
The NMDOT with Qualcon will be performing erosion control and installation bridge railing on a section of US 180 between mile marker 66 to 50 in the Glenwood area. Motorists will encounter lane restrictions and reduction in speed. Please proceed with caution.

 road cone standing up  NM 28 Texas State Line/Mesilla, NM
The NMDOT with Blue Collar Construction will begin roadway rehabilitation on Monday June 16th at mile marker 0 (Texas State Line) and will work northbound in 4 mile increments. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with flagging operations and a pilot car assisting with the movement of traffic through the work zone. The crews will be placing a chip sealing material which will leave rocky material along the roadway. Sweepers will be in place to clear the roadway as work is progressing. Please proceed with caution.

 road cone standing up  I-25 Elephant Butte
The NMDOT with Mountain States are working on I-25 between mile marker 92 to 88 as the southbound lanes are reduced and width restrictions are in place for 13.5 feet. The contractor is currently working on the median drainage structures. The northbound lanes will have no restrictions in place at this time. Please use caution. 

 children at play

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