Project Purpose

In design since 2016, this project on NM 68 from La Posta to US 64 at Camino de la Placita/Rivali Lane is designed to:

  • Correct physical and geometric deficiencies
  • Reduce congestion
  • Improve safety and mobility

The project is also based on the following purposes:

  • Maintain and safely manage business, tourist, resident and pedestrian access along the corridor
  • Manage on-street stormwater flows
  • Correct pavement (roadway) deficiencies
  • Provide safer, better-connected bicycling and pedestrian facilities

Project Features/Benefits

The project includes a number of major features and benefits:

  • Road reconstruction and widening from 3 to 4 lanes on NM 68/Paseo del Pueblo from La Posta Road to south of Los Pandos Road
  • Reconstruction of the 3-lane NM 68/Paseo del Pueblo from south of Los Pandos Road to La Placita/Quesnel
  • Pavement reconstruction of the 2-lane US 64/Paseo del Pueblo from La Placita/Quesnel to Martyr’s Lane
  • Pavement rehabilitation of the 2-lane US 64/Paseo del Pueblo from Martyr’s Lane to La Placita/Rivali
  • Realignment of four major intersections


The project also includes:

  • Coordination of traffic signals
  • Building of new sidewalks and repair of existing sidewalks
  • Addition of bike lanes and/or bike share lanes
  • Creation of mid-block pedestrian crossings north of Martyr’s Lane
  • Storm drainage improvements
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enhancements
  • Landscaping