Traffic Alert: US 84/285 Sweeping Operations Tuesday


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin sweeping operations Tuesday on US 84/285 from mile marker 165 (Alamo Drive) to mile marker 181 (Jct. of US 84/285 & NM 503).

The sweeping operation kicks off NMDOT maintenance crews schedules for cleaning activities and preparation for the annual El Santuario de Chimayo Walk.

Motorists can expect minor delays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting Tuesday. There will be one lane closure on the northbound and southbound lanes. NMDOT maintenance crews will begin sweeping the northbound lanes and then move to the southbound lanes. 

The sweeping operation is scheduled for completion Friday; weather permitting. NMDOT thanks you for your patience during this time.

Drivers are urged to proceed with caution through the work zone, watch for maintenance personnel in the area; observe traffic control signs and reduce speed to the posted limit. Updates on this project will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road advisory website

For more information, contact NMDOT District Five PIO Rosanne Rodriguez at 505.995.7704 or


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