NMDOT       

Valley Drive Project

WELCOME!


Project Information During Construction


During construction, please contact Ami Evans, District One Public Information Officer at (575) 640-5981 or Ryan Tafoya, District One Project Manager at (575) 418-7891 regarding project information.

Upcoming Public Meeting on Tuesday, April 16th


The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with AUI INC. (Contractor) will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the improvement project of Valley Drive (NM 188)/Avenida de Mesilla (NM 28) Intersection Project.
Purpose:
To provide project information regarding construction, detailing information, project specifications, and will answer questions regarding the timeline of the project. The public is encouraged to ask questions and provide comments and to address any concerns they may have as it relates to this project.

ADA: To request Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related accommodations for this meeting, contact Ami Evans, Public Information Officer, NMDOT - District One at (575) 640-5981 at least two days before the meeting.

For information regarding this project contact Ryan Tafoya, NMDOT District One Project Manager at (575)525-7313, ryan.tafoya@state.nm.us, or www.valleydrive.net Media questions can be addressed to Trent Doolittle at trent.doolittle@state.nm.us.


History


NM 188 (Valley Drive) is one of the key North-to-South Corridors through the City of Las Cruces. As Las Cruces has urbanized over the past 20 years, Valley Drive has seen its importance to the community grow as well. This segment is part of the Historic US Route 85, the primary route between El Paso on the South, extending north all the way to the Canadian border prior to the construction of the Interstate System.

After the construction of the Interstate 10 and Interstate 25 around Las Cruces in the 1960’s, travel demand on Valley Drive took a sharp decline. However, within the last 15 years, Valley Drive has rebounded and is expected to grow even further into the future.

The Valley Drive Project is designed to meet the needs of this corridor over a 20-year planning period under its most recent growth patterns.

CONTACT US


Email: contact@valleydrive.net

Call:  (575) 640-5981

Project Managers:

Ami Evans
NMDOT Public Information Officer
NMDOT District One
2912 E. Pine St.
Deming, NM 88030
(575) 640-5981
ami.evans@state.nm.us

Ryan Tafoya
NMDOT District One
Project Manager
(575) 418-7891
ryan.tafoya@state.nm.us



Molzen Corbin
Wyatt D. Kartchner, P.E.
Vice President
Consultant Project Manager
1155 Commerce Drive, Suite F
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Molzen Corbin Website

Current Traffic Flow Report for March 2019

NM 188 Valley Drive/ NM 28 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces


The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an updated alert as of Thursday March 21, 2019:

AUI, Inc. (Contractor) is currently performing roadway reconstruction, utility replacements and lighting/signalization improvements on Valley Drive and Avenida de Mesilla. Currently the (2) active zones of construction are on Valley Drive from Picacho to Amador and on Avenida de Mesilla from Valley Drive to Hickory. The contractor will begin a seven (7) day work schedule with extended work hours in order to expedite the completion of the project to early 2020.

Valley Drive between Picacho and Amador, traffic is currently pushed into the southbound lanes as the northbound lanes are closed for construction. The anticipated closure of E Hadley is scheduled for April 1st; this closure is estimated to last at least four weeks. Van Patten, Brownlee, McFee and Hayner will be closed intermittently at Valley for multiple utility installations. Valley Drive is reduced to one lane in each direction at Avenida de Mesilla.

Avenida de Mesilla (NM 28), all traffic is currently pushed into the westbound lanes to allow complete reconstruction on eastbound lanes. Starting March 21st, lanes will be rerouted into the eastbound lanes so construction can begin on the westbound side.

Traffic on Hickory will be pushed into the northbound lanes to allow construction of the southbound lanes starting March 21st.

Picacho (US 70) the eastbound right thru lane will remain closed at Valley; eastbound right thru lane will reopen by March 28th.

For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com or www.valleydrive.net.


Here is a list of upcoming work that will be done:


Avenida de Mesilla
•  Waterline installation
•  Subgrade Preparation
•  Base Course
•  Curb and Gutter
•  Sidewalk
•  Concrete Paving
•  Traffic Signals
•  Lighting
•  Drivepads
•  Asphalt Paving

Valley Drive
•  Removals
•  Water services and connections
•  Sanitary Sewer
•  Storm Drain and Drop Inlets

Hickory
•  Lane reduction
•  Waterline installation

Miscellaneous
•  Pond Lift Station  

Project Limits


NM 188 (Valley Drive) from NM 28 (Avenue de Mesilla) to US 70 (Picacho Avenue) and Avenue de Mesilla from Valley Drive to Hickory Drive.
Valley Drive Study Limits
Click Image to see a Larger Map

Project Tasks


The project will include improvements to the following:

       • Safety
       • Access Control
       • Driveway Access
       • ADA Improvements
       • Bicycle Accommodations
       • Multi-modal Accommodations
       • Signals
       • Geotechnical Analysis
       • Drainage Improvements


Project Information


Construction for the Valley Drive Project has begun.

Click to see a map of the improvements.

Click on the image to see a map of the improvements under construction.

Project Schedule:


•    Construction
       – Construction Began – June 2018 - Contractor: AUI, Inc.

       – Phase 1C Began – Februray 1, 2019