Last updated: 05/14/2019

Interstate 25 Corridor Study

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), with significant input from the public and stakeholder agencies, completed a corridor study for the Interstate 25 (I-25) corrdior through Santa Fe.  The purpose of the study was to provide recommendations for the regional transportation network and for improvements to I-25 between the Santa Fe Relief Route (NM599) and Old Pecos Trail (NM466) to meet existing and future travel demands on this section of I-25

Revisions to the I-25 Corridor Study Final Report

This study began in 2006 in accordance with the New Mexico Department of Transportation Procedures, a Guide for Alignment and Corridor Studies.  Typically, during the Phase B of the Study Procedures, a detailed evaluation of the alternatives for a single project is conducted with the purpose of narrowing the field of alternatives for the environmental study, to be conducted during Phase C.  Howerver, as this study progressed, a wide range of regional improvements were considered in conjunction with the St. Francis Drive and Veterans Memorial Highway (NM599) corridor studies, more typical of long-range planning and prioritization studies.

The final report for this study, dated February 26, 2010 was entitled, Phase B: Detailed Evaluation of Improvements Concepts fo rthe I-25 Corridor, NM599 to NM466.  Following discussions with the Federal Highway Administration and New Mexico Department of Transportation, a decision was made to change the name of the final report to more accurately reflect the nature of this study.  The report name was changed to I-25 Long Range Cooridor Plan and Prioritization Study: I-25 from NM599 to NM466.  Minor changes to the text were made to be consistent with the title and nature of the study.  It is important to note that the technical analysis and recommendations have not changed.

Please contact Ross Lujan (505-855-5236 x35736 or [email protected]) if you have any questions or concerns.

The Revised Final Report is available for download below:

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Hard Copies of the Report are also available for review at the three City Libraries:
Main Library – 145 Washington Ave
La Farge Library – 1730 Llano St.
Southside library– 6599 Jaguar Dr.

Phase B Recommendations Presentation [25MB in Size] – Distributed at the January 25th Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting.

Phase A Report

The Finalized Phase A Report is available electronically for review HERE.

Hard Copies of the Report are also available for review at the three City Libraries:
Main Library– 145 Washington Ave
La Farge Library– 1730 Llano St.
Southside library– 6599 Jaguar Dr.

Public Information Meetings

The final Public Information Meeting for this study was held on Thursday December 3, 2009 at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.  At that meeting the results of the analysis completed as part of Phase B of the Study and the recommendations were presented.

Meeting Presentation [8.3MB in Size]
Meeting Handout  [0.7MB in Size]
Public Comment (Updated 12/17/09)

If you would like to submit comments on this Study you can do so by emailing Eric Johnson at [email protected] or in writting to Eric Johnson, Marron & Associates, 7511 Fourth Street NW, Albuqureque, NM 87107.

A Public Information Meeting was held on Thursday August 20th in the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.

Meeting Presentation [1.6MB in Size]
Public Comment (Updated 10/16/09)

For more information on this Study, contact Ross Lujan with CH2M Hill at [email protected] or (505) 855-5236, or David Quintana with the New Mexico Department of Transportation at [email protected] or (505) 827-1635 or visit the NMDOT I-25 Webpage.

Study Status with the MPO

The Recommendations from this Study are being used in the development of the Update to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).  Click HERE for more details on this process.

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After mapping, projects can be prioritized for funding and implementation. The highest priority projects will be accessible for review with member governments so they can be included into the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). . Based on concentrations of high priority projects, high priority pedestrian improvement zones can be designated to complete improvements by geographic area.