I25 University Project


Bridge Art Selection Underway

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is seeking an artist or artist team to create a site-specific design for the Interstate 25 (I-25)/University Avenue Interchange Improvements to be constructed in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Professional artists living in New Mexico and demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the bridge art project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this opportunity.  Get More Info Here.

Public Meeting

A public meeting for the Interstate 25/University Avenue Interchange Improvements Project
and Control # LC00250 was held on September 28, 2017 at Las Cruces City Council Chambers.

This public meeting was also re-aired during October and November on the Las Cruces City Channel 20
on Monday’s & Friday’s at 6:30 pm.

Here is the video of that meeting:
I25-University Public Meeting

Public Meeting Purpose:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and Federal Highway Administration sponsored a telecast/internet-based public meeting to provide information and obtain input on possible improvements to the Interstate 25/University Avenue Interchange and immediate surrounding roadways, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Proposed improvements are intended to address potential deficiencies associated with the aging University Avenue bridge over I-25, capacity on the I-25 southbound off ramp, congestion and weaving between the I-25/University Interchange and the University/Triviz Drive intersection, as well as safety, system connectivity, and changes due to economic development in the surrounding area.

Residents, landowners, and all interested parties are encouraged to participate by providing comments, concerns, and suggestions regarding the proposed project design as well as bicycle, pedestrian, equestrian, cultural resource issues.

Meeting Overview

A telecast/internet-based format was being used for this meeting. The telecast was broadcast on CLC-TV Channel 20 and live-streamed on the internet from right here (http://www.I25-University.com) from 6:30-8:00 PM, Thursday, September 28, 2017.

The meeting consisted of two segments, a 40-minute presentation followed by a 60-minute live question and answer period. The public was able submit questions or comments about the project in advance or during the telecast, via Facebook , Twitter @I25University, Email (contact@I25-University.com), or phone ((575) 522-0049.

The City of Las Cruces City Council Chambers at City Hall was be the physical location of the meeting (6:30-8:00 PM, Thursday, September 28, 2017) and the location to participate in the live meeting and to accommodate Spanish translation and sign language.

Project Limits

The Interstate 25/University Avenue Interchange and immediate surrounding roadways, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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Project Tasks

The project will include the following improvements:
• New University Avenue Bridge over I-25 to accommodate growth

• Triviz underpass of University Avenue

• Continuation of Triviz Trails to connect to NMSU Trails

• New exit ramp from southbound I-25 directly to NMSU beneath University Avenue

• Roundabouts merging traffic on both sides of University/Triviz underpass

• New entrance ramp from NMSU to I-25 southbound

• Roadway improvements to University Avenue from Triviz to Las Alturas to accommodate pedestrians and bicycles.


Email: contact@I25-University.com

Call:  (575) 522-0049

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Project Managers:
John Taschek
Senior Project Manager
Ecosphere Environmental Services
1660 Old Santa Fe Trail, Suite H
Santa Fe, NM 87505

NMDOT Project Development Engineer
Sherri Holliefield, P.E.
Project Development Engineer
NMDOT, South Region Design
750 N. Solano Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88001

NMDOT Public Information Officer
Ami Evans
NMDOT District One
2912 E. Pine St.
Deming, NM 88030

Consultant Project Manager
Molzen Corbin
Wyatt D. Kartchner, P.E.
Vice President
1155 Commerce Drive, Suite F
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Molzen Corbin Website

Project Design

The Study will concern the
following design.

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to learn more about
the design.

Project Schedule:

• Draft IACR (Interstate Access Change Request) – June 2017

• Final IACR – September 2017

• 30% Design – September 2017

• Final Design – August 2018

• Bid – October 2018

• Construction Begins – Early 2019