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 July 2021. During the meeting, study team members provided an overview of existing conditions and introduced preliminary alternatives under consideration.  To watch the recorded meeting or review the outreach and comment summary, please visit the link below.

We anticipate additional public involvement events in early 2022.  More details will be provided soon.

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, Establish Why Improvements are Needed

Approx. June 1, 2020 – Approx July 31, 2021

This phase will run from Summer 2020 to Summer 2021.

Phase B, Evaluate Alternatives and Select How Improvements will be Implemented

Approx. July 14, 2021 – Approx. May 16, 2022

This Phase will take place between Summer 2021 and Spring 2022.

Public Meeting #1

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (held virtually)

Thank you for your participation!

Public Meeting #2

Approx. March 31, 2022 – Approx. April 30, 2022

Public Meeting #2 is expected to take place between late March and late April 2022. Specific dates to be determined.

Completion of Phase A/B Study

Approx. May 31, 2022

Finalize Study & Develop Preliminary Designs

Engineering Design Development

Approx. May 16, 2022  – Approx. November 15, 2023

Environmental Investigations

Approx. June 15, 2022 – Approx. November 30, 2022

Conduct Environmental Surveys and Analyze Effects
Conduct Agency Consultation
Obtain Authorization to Design and Construct Improvements

Public Meeting #3

Approx. June 30, 2022 – Approx. July 31, 2022

Public Meeting #3 will take place between June 2022 and July 2022. Specific dates to be determined.

Anticipated Start of Construction

Approx. January 1, 2024