New Mexico DOT Celebrates Completion of Major Interchange Project

AASHTO Journal, 26 April 2013

New Mexico Department of Transportation officials joined Gov. Susana Martinez and FHWA representatives Tuesday to cut the ribbon for Las Cruces’ I-10/I-25 System Interchange project.

The $37 million project, funded primarily through federal funding, included the construction of a new flyover ramp for I-10 east to I-25 north and a ramp from I-25 south to I-10. The project’s contractor, A.S. Horner, Inc., also made some lighting, curb, and gutter improvements along the local roadways near the interchange. The project, which kicked off a year ago, was completed on time and on budget.

“The completion of this project will mark the beginning of a safer and more efficient passage for motorists that commute through this corridor,” said New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. “This interchange is the heart of southern New Mexico that feeds into Texas, Arizona, and Mexico. This will be a tremendous benefit to New Mexico’s economy and will also allow us to accommodate increased traffic from the border region and the Union Pacific Hub in Santa Teresa.”

NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Tom Church agreed with Martinez, stressing the importance of the project for freight.

“This project not only created jobs for this community, it improves the effectiveness of moving freight through this area, which in turn promotes a good economy,” Church said in a statement.

Additional information on the I-10/I-25 Interchange Project is available here. ​​

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