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PROJECT INFOMATION

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.



Work Completed So Far:


Avenida De Mesilla
(Hickory to Valley)

•  New Waterline
•  New Gas Line
•  Curb and Gutter
•  Curb and Gutter
•  Sidewalks
•  Traffic Signals
•  Lighting
•  Paving
•  Landscaping

Amador to Picacho
•  New Storm Drain with Capacity
    for Future Connections
•  New Sanitary Sewer Line
•  Sanitary Sewer
•  New Waterline
•  Curb and Gutter
•  Sidewalks
•  Traffic Signals
•  Lighting
•  Paving
•  Landscaping
•  Archuleta Pond and
    Storm Water Pump Station

Upcoming Work:

(Click for Map)

Valley Drive from Avenida de Mesilla to Amador
•  Storm Drain with Capacity for Future Connections
•  New Waterline
•  New Gas line
•  New Sanitary Sewer line




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
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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 is underway.

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 1 and Phase 3 - Complete June 2019

       – Phase 2 Began - July 2019