District Three is located in Central New Mexico and encompasses Bernalillo, Valencia and portions of Sandoval counties.
At the heart of the district, lie the crossroads of Interstates 25 and 40. Though small in geographical size, District Three serves a current population in excess of 650,000 and is projected to top a million by the year 2025.
The boundaries include Albuquerque the largest city in the state, and several of the fastest growing communities including Rio Rancho, Belen, Bosque Farms and Los Lunas. It also includes the largest Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG).
The Albuquerque Metropolitan Area is the primary employment center for the region with an estimated 350,000 jobs. Traffic within District Three is heavily influenced by employment commutes on corridors that link outside communities with the Metropolitan Albuquerque and Santa Fe job centers.
State Transportation District 3 Commissioner
District 3 Office:
7500 Pan American Frwy NE.
Albuquerque, NM 87109
P.O. Box 91750
Albuquerque, NM 87109-1750
Toll Free Hotline: 1-800-841-1200
District 3 - Press Releases
District 3 - Business Management
Business support is focused on providing daily support operations to ensure that the core private and public service providers have the necessary tools and resources to conduct business with the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The section provides fiduciary oversight in budget, procurement and accounting services.
District 3 - Construction
The Construction Program is responsible for managing New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) construction projects to deliver high quality transportation infrastructure improvements. This responsibility is shared by several working groups including four project management teams, two materials laboratories and one construction audit group. These working groups participate in plan and specification reviews during project development, and then perform inspection and quality assurance during project construction. The goal is an end product, produced through contract by contractors, that provides transportation improvements consistent with the contract plans and specifications.
District 3 - Maintenance
District Three is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the surface transportation system that includes approximately 2,770 lane miles of highway more than 70% of which are urban roadways. This also includes routine inspection and maintenance of 695 state and local bridges which includes 434 owned by the state.
Traffic volumes on the urban segments of the interstate 40 and 25 range between 60,000 to 174,000 vehicles per day. This requires a significant portion of maintenance operations to be conducted during off peak hours, mainly at night.
The Maintenance Program is structured with a technical support section, five maintenance patrols and four support crews.
Barry Lytle, District Engineer-Maintenance
District 3 - Engineering
Engineering Support is responsible for transportation planning, project development and traffic engineering. This section oversees: operation and safety, signing and striping, permitting for utility, access, landscaping, special event, and traffic control, bridge inspection and maintenance, tribal/local government project oversight, courtesy patrol and intelligent transportation systems (ITS).
These functions ensure that transportation improvement projects are planned and prioritized based on qualitative needs; tribal/local government priorities and needs are incorporated into projects; and transportation infrastructure is managed to the highest efficiencies practicable.
Additionally, the functional groups coordinate and facilitate project development participation at the district and ensure that tribal/local government transportation projects are constructed to standards as set forth in New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) funding agreements.