District 4

District 4 is located in the northeastern quadrant of the state bordering Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado.

It covers over 22,300 square miles and is comprised of seven counties, twenty municipalities, sixteen patrols, five project offices, and two traveling crews.  District 4’s Headquarters is located in Las Vegas the largest municipality of the District.

This region is a gateway to travelers with numerous opportunities for outdoor excursions (boating, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, skiing, sightseeing and swimming) that makes District 4 very attractive to both in state and out-of-state visitors. Numerous State and National Parks and a large number of events put on by towns and communities District wide are contributors to our regions popularity.

The terrain and weather varies considerably with elevation ranges from just above 4,000 feet in the plains to mountain passes 9,000 feet and mountain peaks at about 11,000 feet.  You can see the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains to the west, Mesa and Hill Country in between and the Great Plains to the east and southeast. Weather and road conditions can vary within District 4 as the terrain and elevation is very diverse.

Fun Facts

  • The first and only surviving Carnegie Library in New Mexico is located in Las Vegas.
  • The World Shovel Race Championships take place every winter at Angel Fire Resort
  • DAV Vietnam Memorial in Angel Fire is the nation’s first memorial to soldiers who served in Vietnam.
  • Blue Hole, an 81-foot deep natural artesian spring in Santa Rosa.
  • Standing on the crest of 8,182-foot Capulin Volcano in Union County, you can see five states: New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and Kansas.
  • Clayton Lake State Park known for more than 500; 100-million-year-old dinosaur footprints have been identified and preserved at Clayton Lake State Park.
  • Raton is the hometown of Dr. Paul Modrich, 2015 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
  • The world’s largest camping facility is Philmont Scout Ranch is located southwest of Cimarron.
  • Tucumcari’s Tee Pee Curios is the last curio store on Route 66 between Albuquerque and Amarillo.

District 4 Engineer
James Gallegos, P.E.

District 4 Administrator
Gabrielle Olivas

Public Information Officer
Travis Martinez

State Transportation District 4 Commissioner
Chairman Walter Adams

District 4 Office:
Physical Address
28 Industrial Drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 10
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Main Office: 505-718-2073

Toll Free: 1-800-234-7520

District 4 - News Releases

District 4 - Business Management

Provide business and administrative support functions  to ensure the core public service have the necessary tools and resources to provide excellent customer service. District Four’s Business Support provides fiduciary oversight in budget, and procurement,and Safety/Risk Management. Additionally, they provide services in Buildings and Grounds and  Fleet Maintenance Management.

Virginia Sotelo, Business Manager

District 4 - Construction

District Four’s Construction Section is responsible for ensuring projects are built to comply with the plans and specifications. The section has  Project Offices in Raton, Clayton, Tucumcari, Santa Rosa, and Las Vegas.  The Project Office crews are responsible for reviewing plans before the bid to enhance constructability and maintainability within design parameters while maximizing long term cost effectiveness, as well as quality assurance during construction.  The Assistant District Engineer for Construction manages the Project Offices, Material Laboratory, Audit section and is responsible for all reviews, approvals, and changes during construction.

Chris Urioste, Assistant District Engineer-Construction

District 4 - Maintenance

The Maintenance Section is responsible for the maintenance of the state roadway network (Interstates, US, and NM routes) in the northeastern part of the state encompassing seven counties (Colfax, Guadalupe, Harding, Mora, San Miguel, Quay, and Union) and approximately 3,200 miles of roadway.  The section is broken into 16 Maintenance Patrols, Chip Seal Crew, Heavy Maintenance Crew and Carpentary Crew located throughout the District.  These crews are responsible for maintenance of the roadway,  bridge and roadway repair, mowing, roadway signing, snow removal, guardrail repair, fence repair, etc.

Their focused on providing the highest level of service to our customers and would appreciate your assistance in identifying areas of concern.

Adam Romero, P.E., Assistant District Engineer-Maintenance

District 4 - Engineering

District Four Engineering Support is responsible  for transportation planning, project development, traffic engineering, signing and striping, access permits, bridge inspection, district surveying and local project oversight. These functions ensure that transportation improvement projects are: planned and prioritized based on qualitative need, the transportation infrastructure construction funds are managed and engineered to the highest efficiencies practicable, projects are designed to meet existing and projected traffic needs and environmental requirements.

Additionally,  coordinate and facilitate project development participation at the district, and ensure that local government transportation projects are constructed to minimum standards as set forth in NMDOT funding agreements.

Gabriel Lucero, P.E., Assistant District Engineer-Engineering