San Mateo Interchange Project

New Mexico Department of Transportation San Mateo Interchange Project

The I-40 Corridor within Bernalillo County has become a vital segment of New Mexico's transportation infrastructure. This project widened 1.4 miles of I-40 between the Carlisle and San Mateo Interchanges, reconstructed a deteriorating pavement section, and rebuilt the San Mateo Interchange with the goal of increasing capacity on I-40, improving traffic operations, and improving safety for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The widening and interchange reconstruction were each designed as stand-alone projects, but were merged when the New Mexico Department of Transportation realized that creating one bid package for construction would be more cost-effective and create less disruption. As a result, the timeframe for project construction was slashed from 540 calendar days to 390 calendar days. With this, the I-40 widening and San Mateo Interchange was completed ahead of time, saving the community a year of inconvenience, over $140 million in road user costs, and $2 million to $5 million in traffic control costs.

New Mexico Department of Transportation Contact Info:

Phone: (505) 827-5100

Website: http://www.nmshtd.state.nm.us/