NM 14 (Cerrillos Road) Study

Between St. Michaels Drive (Milepost 52.0) and St. Francis Drive (Milepost 53.7)
NMDOT 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 study team has analyzed the existing conditions, verified the need for improvements, identified and evaluated several feasible alternatives that provide a reasonable solution, and is nearing the end of the Study Phase. The Purpose and Need of the study are to address deficiencies by improving traffic operations and safety, updating the corridor to meet current design standards, and enhancing ADA accommodations and multi-modal accessibility. In addition, the existing 4-lane, divided roadway will be maintained.

Figure 1. Project limits extend from St. Michaels Drive to St. Francis Drive. Intersection improvements at St. Michaels and St. Francis are not part of this project (click to enlarge the image).


Santa Fe


District 5

STIP Number


Study and Design


Estevan Gonzales,
Project Development Engineer
(505) 490-2602

Public Involvement

After carefully reviewing public feedback from the first public meeting hosted in July 2021

and conducting a detailed technical analysis, choices have been narrowed to a couple of typical section options for the corridor. Public feedback was requested once again to further incorporate refinements of the recommended alternatives and continue to advance the study.  We appreciate those of you who were able to attend the Phase B Public Meeting hosted on April 26th, 2022 and those of you who shared your comments with the team.

For More Information

If you were unable to attend the most recent or previous public meetings, visit the Public Involvement page to watch recorded events and review the public outreach and comment summary.

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.

Exhibit 1. Existing Roadway Typical Section

Existing Right-of-Way Map
Phase A – Summary of Preliminary Alternatives
Phase A – Typical Sections of Preliminary Alternatives
Phase A – Option 8, 4-ft Bike Lane Alternative 1
Phase A – Option 8, 5-ft Bike Lane Alternative 2
Phase B – Option 8 with 5-ft Sidewalk
Phase B – Option A-E with 6-ft Sidewalk Alternative
Phase B – Option A-E with 5-ft Sidewalk Alternative
Phase B – Preliminary Transit and Landscape Concepts

Project Timeline