NMDOT Prepares For El Santuario De Chimayo Walk

Walkers on the road to Chimayo. Daily Post File photo

NMDOT Prepares For El Santuario De Chimayo Walk

Submitted by Carol A. Clark 


  • US 84/285 Sweeping Operations Santa Fe To Pojoaque Begins this week

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin sweeping operations on US 84/285 from mile marker 186 (Jct. US 84 & NM 106/NM399) in La Mesilla to mile marker 177 in Pojoaque.

The sweeping operations kicks off NMDOT maintenance crews schedules for cleaning activities and preparation for the annual El Santuario de Chimayo Walk.

From Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18, motorists can expect minor delays 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily. There will be one lane closures on the US 84/285 northbound and southbound lanes. NMDOT maintenance crews will begin sweeping the southbound lanes and then move to the northbound lanes. 

The sweeping operations are scheduled for completion Friday, March 18; weather permitting. Drivers are urged to proceed with caution through the work zone, watch for maintenance personnel in the area; observe traffic control signs and reduce speed to the posted limit. NMDOT thanks the public for its patience during this time.

Updates on this project will be published at Valleydailypost.com and posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road advisory website www.nmroads.com.