NM 14 (Cerrillos Road) Study

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

Public Involvement

Your input is necessary.

Coordinated community and stakeholder engagement is critical for the success of this study. The NMDOT held a public meeting on Wednesday July 21, 2021 using Zoom, a web-based service with call-in capabilities to host the virtual public meeting. During the meeting, study team members provided an overview of existing conditions and introduced preliminary alternatives under consideration. Members of the community are encouraged to watch the recorded event and review PROJECT RESOURCES. 

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Public Meeting Information

July 21, 2021

PURPOSE AND NEED

The NEED is based on existing deficiencies including deteriorating pavement, sporadic sidewalks and bicycle facilities, roadway flooding, and traffic safety concerns.

The PURPOSE for improvements is to address these deficiencies by improving traffic operations and safety and updating the corridor to meet current design standards, as well as accommodating ADA deficiencies and multi-modal concerns along the corridor.

The proposed project would represent completion of the final segment of the Cerrillos Road Reconstruction Project from Airport Road to St. Francis Drive, as identified in the Environmental Assessment completed in 1998, under NMDOT Project No. NH-001-4(19)49. This segment extends from St. Michaels Drive to St. Francis Drive.

COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

The public involvement strategy for this study will focus on alternatives to traditional in-person public meetings and open houses until further notice. The safety, health, and well-being of our team and the communities we serve is paramount.

DESIGN APPROACH

The Location Study Procedures, Context Sensitive Solutions, and public involvement will be incorporated into the scoping study process and will be integrated into the development of alternatives and design, which will focus on meeting the needs of the traveling public and local community.

ALTERNATIVES DEVELOPMENT

The study team will conduct necessary evaluations to complete a draft Alignment Study, which will describe the preliminary alternatives and evaluate how each addresses the Purpose and Need. These initial alternatives have been presented for public input and feedback. Public input will assist with identifying the recommended alternative for further analysis.