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Raton Port of Entry Opened November 15, 2023

Nov 16, 2023 | Press Release

Facility Opened Wednesday November 15, 2023

Raton – The cost of the new facility was $3,987,132.42

Only state funds were utilized for this project.

This facility has a more modern design to accentuate the natural landscape and provide a view of the scenery from the scale room and driver’s area.  Zero-scape was utilized around the facility to blend in with the surroundings. Scales were updated from a single axle to a full scale and an elevated walkway was added so the employees could speak with the drivers and review their credentials.

The cost to renovate the old facility was quoted at 1.5 million dollars, which was not cost-effective for such an old, outdated building.  The decision to build a new facility instead of renovation,  allowed us to expand the size of the facility and better accommodate the ever-changing technology that NMDOT and NMDPS need to serve the trucking industry, please note the cost of 1.5 million for renovation was quoted before the Covid 19 Pandemic, the cost would have doubled in price due to the economy and other factors of the pandemic.

I attached a short YouTube video that was taken during the construction.

The old facility you see in the background has been removed.