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


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 S. 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. 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 -- January 2019


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

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 to Hickory.

Drivers on Hickory Street will experience lane reductions beginning on Monday, January 7th. Note: Large trucks are not permitted on Hickory Street.

Valley Drive between Picacho and Amador traffic is currently pushed into the northbound lanes as the southbound lanes are closed for construction. Hadley Drive is now reopened.

Avenida de Mesilla, all traffic is currently pushed into the westbound lanes to allow complete reconstruction on eastbound lanes. Valley Drive is reduced to one lane in each direction at Avenida de Mesilla. Construction will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 PM, 5 days a week.

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


Avenida de Mesilla
•  Waterline installation
•  Subgrade preparation
•  Base Course
•  Curb and Gutter
•  Concrete paving

Valley Drive (North of Hadley)
•  Curb and Gutter
•  Sidewalk
•  Driveways
•  Subgrade preparation
•  Base Course

Hickory (South of Avenida de Mesilla)
•  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.