FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 9, 2020
NMDOT receives $59 million from the Federal Aid Highway Program
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) received $59,252.140.00 from the Federal Highway Administration
and the department plans to spend every cent.
Every year there is an excess of federal highway funds. States can then apply for the money to be added to the funds already received in the
current fiscal year. In 2020, states were awarded more than $4 billion in total redistribution funds.
“We are excited to put these funds to good use throughout the state,” Transportation Secretary Mike Sandoval said. “We have a handful of projects
we are either adding to or taking off the shelf and starting as soon as possible. That means we not only keep our employees working, we get to add to the workforce as well.”
The projects that will benefit from the $59 million are listed below.
A 10 mile, eastbound stretch of I-10 will be repaved between Lordsburg and Deming
Money will be added to the current Hondo Valley pavement preservation project
Money will be put toward the Sunport Boulevard Extension project in Albuquerque
A 2 mile stretch of I-25 near Belen will be rebuilt by recycling the existing roadway
Money will be added to the N.M. 68 reconstruction project just north of Espanola
A pavement preservation project will take place on a 2.5 mile stretch of N.M. 68 near Alcalde
A 65 mile stretch of I-40 west of Albuquerque will receive new guardrail
Mobility for everyone