Santa Fe, NM Workshop/Webcast

About the Workshop/Webcast

The workshop included an up-to-date overview of Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) plus presentations on exemplary CSS projects, plans and programs from the surrounding region. The case studies were drawn from submissions from across the country, and were selected as examples of effective application of CSS principles to projects, plans, and programs.

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm MST
Location: New Mexico Department of Transportation, 1120 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87504

Workshop Materials

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and CM Credits

Professional engineers may earn PDHs, nationally recognized units of record, by attending continuing education courses and conference concurrent sessions. Requirements vary from state to state and each state licensing board has the final authority to approve methods of earning credits. Individuals should check with their state licensing boards for specific continuing education requirements that affect professional engineering licensure renewal.

This workshop was registered with the American Planning Association (APA) to be a provider of AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits and has been approved for 3.50 Credits. Registered participants should check the APA Calendar for event #e.25596 to see if they can earn CM credits.


I-40 Exit 102 (Junction with Indian Service Route 30) in Pueblo Acoma, NM

The Exit 102 interchange provides access to the Pueblo Acoma reservation, the Cubero Land Grant, and nearby small agricultural communities. Existing physical deficiencies resulting in safety concerns, existing and projected future traffic congestion, and the desire of the Pueblo to improve access to land for development led to efforts to improve the interchange. NMDOT entered into a partnership with the Pueblo whereby the Pueblo provided nearly half ($7 million) of the funds to construct the project. An extensive stakeholder involvement process over two years resulted in the construction of a new interchange just west of the existing interchange, which meets the project purpose and need while minimizing impacts to the community, cultural resources and the natural environment.


NM 14 from Madrid to Lone Butte

This project covers a portion of NM 14, the Turquoise Trail, which has cultural, historic and visual features that are significant for the community. Reconstruction of the roadway and three bridges was necessary due to deteriorated conditions and safety hazards posed by sharp curves, inadequate shoulders, and limited sight distance. Following some initial controversy, NMDOT took a CSS approach and involved the community extensively throughout the process, including construction, to ensure that the design solution met the transportation need as well as the community’s desire to minimize visual and environmental impacts from the roadway and maintain the rural and scenic nature of the area.


US 380 in Lincoln, NM

The project corridor’s cultural resources include the Lincoln Historic District, Lincoln National Historic Landmark and Lincoln National Register Historic District which contain over 80 historic buildings, as well as many scenic natural features of great local importance. The existing two‐lane roadway is horizontally and vertically deficient, has poor pavement condition and drainage, and has narrow or nonexistent shoulders. The Priest Canyon Bridge, located within the project corridor, has been ranked as the top priority for replacement by NMDOT District 2 due to its structural deficiencies. NMDOT organized an interdisciplinary project development team to guide the process, entered into a programmatic agreement with state and federal agencies to address issues related to the historic properties, and developed a design solution that addressed the stakeholder concerns while meeting the transportation needs. Benefits to NMDOT were cost savings, probable time savings, and improved reputation and good will within the local community.