District 4

District 4

District Four 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.

State Transportation Commissioner
Chairman Walter Adams

District 4 Engineer
Adam Romero, P.E.

Public Information Officer
Travis Martinez
(505) 617-5900

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 - 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.

Lawrence Martinez, Business Manager

Gabrielle Olivas – District Administrator

Maria Montoya – Human Resources


District 4 - Construction

District Four Construction is responsible for managing department projects performed by independent contractors by ensuring that projects are completed in accordance with plan and standard specifications for highway and bridge construction. The construction section manages projects by providing field inspections, records auditing, materials testing and awarding contract payment for completed work. This section is comprised of one materials laboratory, a construction audit team and five construction project offices located in Clayton, Las Vegas, Raton, Santa Rosa, and Tucumcari.

Together, District Four Construction is proud to ensure high quality transportation infrastructure improvement projects, from conception to completion.

Chris Urioste, P.E. – Assistant District Engineer

District 4 - Maintenance

District Four Maintenance is responsible for the maintenance of the state roadway network (Interstates, U.S., and N.M. routes) in the northeastern part of the state which encompasses 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 Carpentry Crew located throughout District Four.  These crews perform maintenance on roadway and bridge structures such as bridge and roadway repair, mowing, roadway signing, snow removal, guardrail repair, fence repair, etc. District Four Maintenance also provides a Rest Area Crew that services 6 Rest Areas located in Glen Rio, Newkirk, Anton Chico, Sierra Grande, Thaxton and Ft. Union.

District Four Maintenance is proud to ensure a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the entire traveling public.

Gabriel Lucero, P.E. – Assistant District Engineer

District 4 - Engineering

District Four Engineering is responsible for project planning and development, traffic engineering, bridge inspection and maintenance, technical support, surveying, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and local government project oversight.

District Four Engineering ensures that transportation improvement projects are planned and prioritized based on qualitative need while also ensuring transportation infrastructure construction funds are managed and engineered to the highest efficiencies practicable. District Four Engineering provides oversight projects are designed to meet existing and projected traffic needs and environmental requirements.

Additionally, District Four Engineering coordinates and facilitates project development participation at the district and ensures that local government transportation projects are constructed to the standards set forth in NMDOT funding agreements.

Arthur Romero, P.E. – Assistant District Engineer

 Vacant – Technical Support Engineer

Veronica Lovato-Lerma, P.E. – Traffic Engineer