Traffic Monitoring Program

NMDOT relies on accurate and quality traffic data to support its planning, engineering and operation activities.

Traffic Monitoring is responsible for programming, collecting, analyzing and reporting traffic monitoring data for FHWA’s Functional Classes 1 thru 6 urban in New Mexico. We are also participating in a pilot project to estimate Functional Classes 6 rural and 7. NMDOT collects traffic data internally, by contract, and in partnership with local entities in New Mexico. The Traffic Monitoring Program is responsible for ensuring all traffic counts collected and shared with NMDOT meet our quality standards. Traffic monitoring data includes vehicle volume, vehicle classification, vehicle speed and vehicle weight. Data is collected using manual counts, portable counters (road tube and radar) and permanent counters (Continuous Count Stations (CCS) and Weigh-in Motion (WIM) stations).

NMDOT uses MS2 to store all its traffic monitoring data. The web-based interactive software is available to the general public and is a helpful tool for viewing and downloading traffic count data including traffic volume, vehicle classification, vehicles speeds and vehicle weights. Not all data is available for each traffic section. Please refer to the User Info Sheet for tips on navigating the system.  Within the User Info Sheet, you will find a link for the MS2 website.

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Please submit all traffic count inquiries to: Traffic.Monitoring@state.nm.us

To download the Traffic Monitoring Data Request Form “right-click” on the link and chose the option “Save Target As…” This option lets you save the file before filling it out and submitting completed form via email to traffic.monitoring@state.nm.us.

Traffic Monitoring Data Request Form – email completed request for to traffic.monitoring@state.nm.us.

The following Products & Services are managed, maintained and updated by the Traffic Monitoring section:

  • Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
  • Annual Average Daily Truck Traffic (AADTT)
  • Future AADT
  • Annual Adjustment Factors
  • Annual Comparisons by Functional Classification
  • Axle Correction Factors
  • Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled Reports
  • FHWA Vehicle Classification Scheme F Report
  • Hourly Percentage by Vehicle Type
  • K&D Factors
  • Seasonal Adjustment Factors

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