NM 14 (Cerrillos Road) Study

Between St. Michaels (Milepost 52.04) and St. Francis (Milepost 53.73)
Control No. S100680

Project Overview

The NMDOT is conducting an Alignment Study for New Mexico Highway 14 otherwise known as Cerrillos Road within the City of Santa Fe between St. Michael’s (mileposts 52.0) and St. Francis Drive (milepost 53.7). Cerrillos Road is a major thoroughfare in the Santa Fe metropolitan area transportation system. Cerrillos Road is one of Santa Fe’s key transportation and land use corridors and one of its most heavily traveled roadways. The corridor is multimodal with diverse land uses including small retail shops, schools, and large employers. Commuter mobility and local circulation are important functions for this segment of Cerrillos Road. 

The design team will analyze the existing conditions, verify the need for improvements and identify and evaluate feasible alternatives that provide a reasonable solution. The goal of the study will be to find a solution to maximize traffic operations, multi-modal accommodations, while minimizing the environmental impacts and costs of the solution. It will be important to assess a range of alternatives for the corridor upgrade and determine the impacts, while measuring them against the project objectives. 


Santa Fe

NMDOT District

District 5

STIP Number


Study and Design

Project Contact

Estevan Gonzales, PE
NMDOT North Region Design

Public Involvement

The NMDOT held a live virtual public meeting on Wednesday July 21, 2021. During the meeting, study team members provided an overview of existing conditions and introduced preliminary alternatives under consideration.  For more information, please visit the link below.

Public Event Opportunities

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Project Resources

Between St. Michaels and St. Francis Drive, Cerrillos Road is classified as a principal arterial.  The posted speed limit throughout the study area is thirty-five miles per hour (35 mph).  Daily traffic volumes approach 30,000 vehicles per day. Cerrillos Road currently has four travel lanes, raised medians, variable shoulder widths, and intermittent sidewalks as shown in Exhibit 1. The existing right-of-way is 80-feet wide.


Existing Right-of-Way Map


Summary of Preliminary Alternatives


Typical Sections of Preliminary Alternatives


Option 8, 4-ft Bike Lane Alternative 1


Option 8, 5-ft Bike Lane Alternative 2

Exhibit 1. Existing Roadway Typical Section

Project Timeline

Phase A, Alternative Identification and Screening

Approx. June 1, 2020 – Approx July 21, 2021

This phase will run from Summer 2020 to Summer 2021

Live Virtual Meeting #1

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Thank you for your participation!

Phase B, Detailed Alternatives Analysis

Approx. July 21, 2021 – Approx. December 31, 2021

This Phase will take place between Summer 2021 and Winter 2021

Live Virtual Meeting #2

Approx. October 1, 2021 – Approx. November 1, 2021

Exact Date TBD

Finalize Study & Develop Preliminary Designs

Approx. December 1, 2021 – Approx. February 28, 2022

This Phase will take place between Winter 2021 and Spring 2022