Bridge Work Continues South Bound U.S. 84/285 & North Tesuque Interchange May 17


Santa Fe–The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will continue bridge rehabilitation work on U.S. 84/285 and North Tesuque Interchange (Exit 172) north of Santa Fe near the Tesuque Village at mile post 171.6.

This work includes the removal and replacement of the bridge approach slabs, bridge sleeper slabs, transition slabs and roadway improvements at the interchange.

Starting at 5 a.m. Saturday, May 17, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will continue bridge rehabilitation work and paving operations on U.S. 84/285 and the North Tesuque Interchange (Exit 172) just north of Santa Fe.

The North Tesuque Interchange southbound exit (172) will CLOSE, and the U.S. 84/285 southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane. The cross-road at the North Tesuque Interchange will be closed and there will be NO access from CR 73 to southbound U.S. 84/285. The southbound lanes will RE-OPEN at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

Local traffic can use Exit 175 (Camel Rock) for access to the west frontage road. There will be no outlet from the west frontage road back onto U.S. 84/285. 

The project changes will include additional weekend work on the bridge rehabilitation project utilizing one lane closures. This project is scheduled for completion July of 2014. G Sandoval Construction, Inc. of Las Cruces is the contractor for this project.

Drivers are urged to proceed through the work zone with caution, observe traffic control signs and obey speed limits. Updates on this project will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road conditions website,

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