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Neighborhood News

Neighborhood News features some of the City’s projects that are happening or recently completed throughout Las Cruces. These projects are in various stages of construction or completion as indicated. These Capital Outlay projects add to the quality of life for residents, whether it is improved streets, better mobility through the city, or improvements to facilities. Check out the Year in Review page for other neighborhood news.

Museum of nature and Science

Museum of Nature & Science – Dinosaur Dig
Design and construction of additional science activities for visitors to MoNaS.

  • Status: Design
  • Budget: $20,000

Lions Park

Lion’s Park – Tennis Court Rehabilitation
Rehabilitate four tennis courts to extend serviceable life.

  • Status: Substantially complete (Dec. 2014)
  • Cost: $40,000

El Molino Phase 4

El Molino Phase IV
Project will complete the last phase of the El Molino Reconstruction Projects. Project will construct an 82-acre-foot storm water detention facility adjacent to Burn Lake Pond.

  • Status: Under Construction
  • Cost: $900,000

La Llorona

La Llorona Trail Improvements
Project removes 1.1 miles of gravel, replacing it with pervious concrete from La Llorona Park to the Las Cruces Dam Outfall Channel Trail. The project will also include the additional amenities such as benches, trash cans and dog waste stations.

  • Status: Procurement
  • Cost: $476,000

NMDOT I-12 Missouri

NMDOT I-25/Missouri Bridge Replacement Project
City partnered with New Mexico Department of Transportation to build improvements to Missouri Avenue, Triviz Drive and Don Roser Drive with their bridge replacement project. NMDOT is providing $750,000 towards the City’s infrastructure improvements that include additional turning lanes, new traffic signals at Triviz and Don Roser, paving, sidewalks and medians.

  • Status: Procurement
  • Cost. $1.6 million

East mesa park

East Mesa Area Park
Construction of a park to support Sage Café and the East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool for recreational and family events, activities.

  • Status: Design
  • Budget: $150,000

Roddrunner and Golf

Roadrunner Parkway/Golf Club Road Traffic Signal
The City received legislative funding to construct a new traffic signal at the intersection. In addition to the new signal, the project will include ADA ramps, medians and sidewalks.

  • Status: Design
  • Cost: $350,000

Church Street

Church Street and Water Street Two-Way Conversion
The City is in the process of converting Church Street and Water Street to allow for two-way traffic. The two-way conversion will complement the proposed improvements to Downtown Plaza.

  • Status: Preliminary Design
  • Budget: $3.5 million

Sagecrest Park

Sagecrest Park Restrooms
Plan, design and construct a restroom for users of Sagecrest Park.

  • Status: Design to start by January 2015
  • Budget: $250,000


City Council has expressed a desire to design and construct an Olympic size swimming venue to support aquatics in Las Cruces. In addition, such a facility would also replace the aging Frenger Pool. Options for the venue include a 25-yard-by-25-meter (indoor/outdoor) pool, 25-yard-by-50-meter (indoor/outdoor) pool, diving tank and other amenities.

  • Status: Planning
  • Cost: $5 million-$18 million, phased

Metro Park

Metro Park Village Phase I Neighborhood Adventure Park and Splash Pad
Design and construction of a neighborhood park totaling 2.94 acres including covered play equipment, splash pad, picnic table, pet fountain and more.

  • Status: Design
  • Cost: $746,200

Other projects include:

  • Armando “Mondy” Castaneda Center – projected completion by mid-2015
  • East Mesa Public Safety Complex – construction to begin 2015
  • Munson Center – projected construction completion by early 2015
  • Downtown Plaza – design process underway
  • Klein Park Master Plan Concept – complete
  • Roadrunner-Interstate 10 Scenic Overlook – West Mesa – Roadrunner sculpture installed with gateway signage in process
  • Young Park restrooms – project to start in early 2015
  • Las Cruces International Airport Fuel Farm – complete
  • Cutler Mill Overlay Project – complete
  • Pavement Replacement Project – upcoming
  • Safe Routes to School – close to completion