City of Las Cruces Weekly Traffic Alerts


Traffic Report for week of April 20, 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 McClure Road
From Reymond Street to Alameda Boulevard 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 a s a through route only should seek alternate routes if available.

road cone standing up McClure Road
From Highland Avenue to Reymond Street 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 McClure Road
From Winton Drive to Carlyle Drive will have intermittent lane closures. Access to residents and the Benavidez Center will be maintained. Motorists wanting to get to residents and the Benavidez Center 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 Santa Monica Drive
From Winton Circle to Neleigh Drive will have intermittent lane closures. Access to businesses and residents will be maintained. Motorists wanting to get to businesses and 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 Hadley Avenue
From Valley Drive to Seventeenth Street will have intermittent lane closures. Access to businesses and residents will be maintained. Motorists wanting to get to businesses and 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 Quesenberry Street
From Picacho Avenue to Hadley Avenue will have shoulder work and potential lane closures. Access to businesses and residents will be maintained. Motorists wanting to get to businesses and 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 Telshor Blvd
From University Avenue to Foothills Drive will have intermittent lane closures. Access to businesses will be maintained. 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. 

road cone standing up Main Street
From Alameda Blvd to Amador Ave will have intermittent lane closures. Access to businesses will be maintained. 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.

road cone on its side Court Street
From Campo Street to Mesquite Street 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 Campo Street
At Court Street will have intermittent lane closures. Access to residents  will be maintained. 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.

 road cone on its side Cottonwood Street
From Campo Street to Mesquite Street 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 Winton Court
From Campo Street to Mesquite Street 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 on its side Main Street
From Alameda Blvd. To Amador Ave. will have 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 S. Main Street
From Conway Ave. to Southern City Limits will have 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 westbound descending off ramp closed as work along Avenida de Mesilla progresses, all other ramps 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 US-70 / Picacho Avenue, Las Cruces, NM
The NMDOT with Morrow Construction continue with minor work near Shalem Colony. Motorists may encounter intermittent lane restrictions with striping of the roadway scheduled for the week April 7th. Please reduce your speed and proceed with caution.

road cone on its side  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 standing up US-70 / Picacho Avenue, Las Cruces, NM
The NMDOT with Morrow Construction continue with minor work near Shalem Colony. Motorists may encounter intermittent lane restrictions with striping of the roadway scheduled for the week April 7th. Please reduce your speed and proceed with caution.

road cone on its side  I-25 Socorro & Sierra County
The NMDOT with Villalobs Construction continue 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 on 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) with 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 will begin placement of traffic control devices along US 70 from Chestnut to just south of Solano Drive interchange. Motorists will be advised of a 10 foot-one lane restriction for both east and westbound traffic. Speed limit will be posted at 35 MPH. The contractor will be working within the median and on the inner lanes. Concrete barriers will be placed throughout the work zone to secure the public and to provide a safe passage for the traveling public.

Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route, and to make adjustments as their commute time may increase due to heavy traffic on N. Main or other routes. 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 NMDOT District One office with El Terrero Construction has placed traffic control along Interstate 10 that will affect east and westbound traffic. Motorists will encounter a reduction in lanes from 3 to 2 lanes as the third lane (inner lane) for east and westbound is closed. This will allow the contractor to work within the median as they continue with subgrade preparations along medians for cross overs along Interstate 10 at the Mesquite exit. Paving operations scheduled to follow at the Mesquite area for the detour cross overs which should be completed by April 21st. Minor utility work being performed at the Vado interchange.

Motorists are encouraged to reduce speed and to proceed with caution during peak hours.  

 children at play

                      "Please watch for children"