City of Las Cruces Weekly Traffic Alerts


Traffic Report for week of November 30, 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 standing up Locust Street
From Thomas Drive to Myrtle Avenue will have shoulder work. Access to residents and businesses will be maintained. 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 McClure Road
From Alameda Blvd to Highland Avenue will have intermittent lane closures. Access to residents and businesses will be maintained. 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 Motel Blvd
From Maese Lane to Picacho Middle School will have shoulder work. Access to residents and businesses will be maintained. 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 Phillips Drive
From Highland Avenue to Alameda Blvd will be closed to through traffic. Access to residents and businesses will be maintained from adjacent streets. 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 Spruce Avenue
From Evelyn Street to Wilmer Street will have outside lane closures. Access to residents and businesses will be maintained. 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 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 standing up University Avenue
From Telshor Blvd to the east City Limit will have 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.

road cone on its side Wyatt Street
From El Paseo Road to Arizona Avenue will be closed to through traffic. Access to residents and businesses will be maintained rom adjacent streets. Motorists wanting to get to 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.

 

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.

  • NM 159 near Mogollon, NM CLOSED FOR THE WINTER.
    Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office has placed traffic control on NM 159 near Mogollon between mile markers 12 to 23 alerting the public of this closure. This section of the roadway closes routinely during the winter months due to the rough terrain and winter conditions. 
  • 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 I-10/Mesquite & Vado Interchange
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One office and El Terrero continue with construction of the I-10 overpass bridge at the Mesquite exit. The eastbound on and off ramps (Mile marker 151) remain CLOSED, and are scheduled to be opened by the week ending November 7th. Motorists will now be switched over to the eastbound lanes, where lane restrictions will still remain at 11 feet between mile marker 150-155 (Vado exit) until the reconstruction of the Mesquite bridge is complete. Westbound traffic will not be switched until Monday October 27th as the contractor begins the demolition of the bridge overpass in order to complete the bridge reconstruction at Mesquite.

The public is encouraged to seek an alternate route as the bridge will remain closed until full reconstruction of the Mesquite overpass is complete. 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.

road cone standing up I-25 Socorro & Sierra County
The NMDOT with Villalobs Construction continue with bridge rehabilitation that cross over I-25. Currently the contractor is working at the Elephant Butte Bridge (exit 79) on the north side of Truth or Consequences. Traffic will encounter lane and width restriction as they cross this work zone on I-25 between mile markers 80 - 78. The scope of the project will consist of bridge rehabilitation; by replacing existing concrete deck, approach slabs, metal barrier, repair existing abutments, piers and wing walls.

Motorists will be directed to use exit 75 south interchange for T or C, or exit 83 Hot Springs / Elephant Butte during construction. The public will have access to the northbound off ramp as it will remain open; however, the southbound off ramp will be closed throughout the duration of the project. This project is scheduled to for 80 days, which may fluctuate depending on inclement weather.

road cone on its side N. Main / US 70 Las Cruces, NM
The NMDOT with G. Sandoval Construction have extended their traffic control devises and concrete wall barriers along US 70 from north of Gallagher to the Madrid Street interchange. Motorists will continue to 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 westbound shoulder with speed limit posted at 35 MPH.

Businesses along the corridor are open; please contact them for their hours of operation. 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 their web site at Roadrunner Transit.

road cone standing up I-25 9 miles North of Truth or Consequences
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and Mountain Contractors have shifted traffic to the north and southbound lanes where motorists will travel on the newly constructed bridge for north and southbound movement. Traffic will continue to be restricted 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.

road cone on its side I-25 36 miles North of Truth or Consequences
The NMDOT with Fisher Sand & Gravel will continue with their mill and inlay along a portion of I-25 between T or C and Socorro, NM. The contractor will have lane and speed restrictions posted within the work zone as they work throughout the weekend with their paving operations. Please use extreme caution as uneven paving surfaces may be present during the overnight hours.

road cone standing up NM 460 Anthony, NM
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.

road cone on its side NM 549 Deming, NM
NMDOT is currently replacing a bridge located off of NM 549 between Deming and Akela (mile markers 23 to 25). Motorists will need to seek an alternative route as this section of roadway is closed as the contractor continues work along this section of roadway.

road cone standing up NM 187 North of Las Cruces
The NMDOT along with La Calerita Construction begin demolition of the aged wood beam bridge between mile markers 24-25 north of Las Cruces. The contractor has placed a detour at the project site in order to grant full access to public.

 children at play

                      "Please watch for children"

 

Safety Tips for Back to School from the

New Mexico Department of Transportation

 

Las Cruces: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office would like to remind motorists of their A-B-C’s “always be cautious”.  With school in session here are some basic Traffic Laws for the traveling public and pedestrians to remember when approaching school zones.

 

General traffic laws for Pedestrians and Motorist:

  • No person shall exceed fifteen miles per hour while driving a vehicle on a highway while passing through school zones.
  • A traveling vehicle shall yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within designated walk ways.
  • Every pedestrian crossing the roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk, or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield at the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
  • Motorist shall not pass school busses when they display their stop sign and signal flashing lights.
  • Bus lights are indicators for motorists to advise others in the area that they are in the process of receiving or discharging children.

 

Safety is a tool in which we all must apply as our children return back to school, please continue to educate others of our ABC’s “always be cautious” and to be alert when passing through or near school zones. In addition, make sure to look both ways when crossing an intersection as pedestrians and cyclists may be near the area.

 

Tom Church, Secretary of the NMODT stated. “Taking the necessary precautionary measures should be a priority for every family as children return back to school. It is important for parents to obey traffic laws, and to be aware of proper safety precautions which can be shared with their children in order to keep them safe throughout the school year.”