Public Involvement

Public Meeting Purpose:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) sponsored a telecast/internet-based public meetings to provide information and obtain input on possible improvements along Valley Drive (NM 188), from Avenida de Mesilla (NM 28) to Picacho Avenue (US 70), and along Avenida de Mesilla from Hickory Loop to Valley Drive. Proposed improvements are intended to provide capacity for through traffic, to maintain access and circulation for local businesses and property owners, to enhance bicycle and pedestrian travel, and to improve drainage and lighting in the area. Residents, landowners, and all interested parties were encouraged to participate in the meeting and provide comments, concerns, and suggestions regarding the project.

Meeting Overview and Agenda

A telecast/internet-based format was used for this meeting. The telecast was broadcast on CLC-TV Channel 20 and live-streamed on the internet ( from 6:30-8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The meeting consisted of two segments, a presentation followed by a live question and answer period. The public submitted questions or comments about the project in advance and during the telecast, via Facebook (, Twitter (, Email (, or phone (575) 522-0049. The City of Las Cruces City Council Chambers at City Hall was the physical location of the meeting (6:30-8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 3, 2015) and the location to participate in the live meeting and to accommodate Spanish translation and sign language.

Comments were accepted until June 30, 2015, through Facebook (, Twitter (, Email (, or phone (575) 522-0049, or at the meeting itself. Comments may also be sent to John Taschek, Ecosphere Environmental Services at 1660 Old Pecos Trail, Suite H, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

Questions and ADA Accommodations:

For questions regarding future meetings, please contact Wyatt Kartchner of Molzen Corbin and Associates at (575) 522-0049. To request Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accommodations for future meetings, contact John Taschek at (505) 980-0993 or Wyatt Kartchner at (575) 522-0049 at least 48-hour prior to the meeting.

Public Meeting Rebroadcasts

The New Mexico Department of Transportation recorded two of its Public Information Meetings regarding the Valley Drive and Avenida de Mesilla (NM 188 and NM 28) Alignment Study Project (Control # LC00160).

Here's the Nov 18th Public Meeting

Here's the June 3rd Public Meeting


Email Your Questions:

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

Ryan Tafoya
NMDOT District One
Project Manager

John Taschek
Senior Project Manager
Ecosphere Environmental Services
1660 Old Santa Fe Trail, Suite H
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Arthur “AJ” Romero, P.E.
Project Development Engineer
NMDOT, South Region Design
750 N. Solano Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88001

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