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.
Study and Design
Estevan Gonzales, PE
NMDOT North Region Design
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
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.
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
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