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State Highway Infrastructure Report - New Mexico

In the line graphs below, FHWA has shifted the "Year" label in the x-axis back by one year, from Data Reporting Year to Data Collection Year. More information

The information displayed is provided by the State Department of Transportation (DOT) in their 2018 Baseline Performance Report, 2019 Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) data submittal, and 2020 Mid Performance Period (MPP) Progress Report and has not been edited by FHWA. Any questions about individual State reports should be directed to the respective State DOT.

Please note: FHWA has posted data from State DOT reports to help bring context to their performance targets. This data may result in some discrepancies among published State DOT performance data due to data sources and reporting years used when establishing the performance targets.

Significant Progress Determination

Using data from the 2020 MPP Progress Report, FHWA has determined whether a State DOT has made significant progress toward achieving its individual targets for five National Highway Performance Program (NHPP) measures and one National Highway Freight Program (NHFP) measure, as described in 23 CFR 490.109.

Full Significant Progress Determination Table

  • Interstate Pavement in Good Condition

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↑

      New Mexico % Interstate Lane Miles Good Condition


  • Interstate Pavement in Good Condition 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance -- 70.8 55.0 -- --
    Target -- -- -- -- 55.0

    Behind the data: For the first performance period only, baseline condition and 2-year targets are not required for the Pavements on the Interstate System measures.


  • Interstate Pavement in Good Condition

    Targets were established based on anticipated future revenue with an allocation of $62 million per year on the Interstate using a life-cycle planning approach in the pavement model. All distresses and IRI were used to compute the targets and a cross-walk from the pavement model to the FHWA metrics was utilized to determine targets.

    N/A
    NMDOT longe range plans established funding levels tied to performance targets. This 4-year target is being modified due to unanticipated rising construction costs since setting the target in May 2018 and adoption of the April 2018 TAMP and the June 2019 TAMP. The analysis of bid prices shows that the price per ton of pavement materials has been increasing at a faster rate than anticipated thereby reducing the total tonnage of pavement materials which leads to a decreased number of lane miles improved each year. The decrease in lane miles improved on the Interstate system, contributes to a decline in the performance of Interstate pavements in the good category. Based on current and future STIP, there are several projects that focus on preservation of the Interstate; however, the projects will not be completed prior to the 2021 pavement data collection cycle.

    N/A
  • Data Sources:
    New Mexico 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    New Mexico 2019, 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↓

      New Mexico % Interstate Lane Miles in Poor Condition


  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance -- 0.3 0.9 -- --
    Target -- -- -- -- 5.0
  • Behind the data: For the first performance period only, baseline condition and 2-year targets are not required for the Pavements on the Interstate System measures.


  • Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition

    Targets were established based on anticipated future revenue with an allocation of $62 million per year on the Interstate using a life-cycle planning approach in the pavement model. All distresses and IRI were used to compute the targets and a cross-walk from the pavement model to the FHWA metrics was utilized to determine targets.

    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
  • Data Sources:
    New Mexico 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    New Mexico 2019, 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition (Full-distress + IRI)

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↑

      New Mexico % Non-Interstate NHS Lane Miles In Good Condition


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition (Full-distress + IRI) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance -- -- 35.8 -- --
    Target -- -- 35.6 -- 34.2
  • Behind the data: Because New Mexico State DOT has established targets based on full-distress plus IRI data, FHWA has calculated the value for Actual using full-distress plus IRI data for assessing target achievement.


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition (Full-distress + IRI)

    Targets were established based on anticipated future revenue with an allocation of $68 million per year on the Interstate using a life-cycle planning approach in the pavement model. All distresses and IRI were used to compute the targets and a cross-walk from the pavement model to the FHWA metrics was utilized to determine targets.

    New Mexico non-Interstate NHS pavements performed better than the 2 year target of 35.6% based on "Full Distress + IRI". The current performance is 38.2% good compared to the 2 year target of 35.6% good. The STIP includes a program of projects to sustain the established performance levels and meet the established 4 year target. In addition, continued emphasis on pavement preservation will help to maintain the non-Interstate NHS pavement at current condition levels.

    N/A
    NMDOT received additional state funding during the 2019 Legislative session to address pavement preservation in addition to federally funded projects that were completed as part of the 2019 data collection cycle. The projects planned during 2019 and 2020 will contribute to show progresss toward achievement of the 4-year target. NMDOT continues to focus on implementation of the TAMP and to identify a balance of pavement preservation in the five work type categories in order to determine the optimal level of lane miles in each category on an annual basis in order to achieve our performance targets at current funding levels.

  • Data Sources:
    New Mexico 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    New Mexico 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition (IRI Only)

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↑

      New Mexico % Non-Interstate NHS Lane Miles In Good Condition


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition (IRI Only) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance 70.0 70.6 69.9 -- --
  • Behind the data: For the first performance period, FHWA has calculated the values for Baseline and Actual using International Roughness Index (IRI) only (or Present Serviceability Rating (PSR) values for road sections where speed is less than 40 mph) for assessing condition change from the baseline.


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Good Condition (IRI Only)

    See Full-distress + IRI above.
    See Full-distress + IRI above.
    See Full-distress + IRI above.
    See Full-distress + IRI above.
  • Data Sources:
    New Mexico 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    New Mexico 2018, 2019, 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition (Full-distress + IRI)

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↓

      New Mexico % Non-Interstate NHS Lane Miles In Poor Condition


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition (Full-distress + IRI) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance -- -- 2.5 -- --
    Target -- -- 9.0 -- 12.0
  • Behind the data: Because New Mexico State DOT has established targets based on full-distress plus IRI data, FHWA has calculated the value for Actual using full-distress plus IRI data for assessing target achievement.


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition (Full-distress + IRI)

    Targets were established based on anticipated future revenue with an allocation of $68 million per year on the Interstate using a life-cycle planning approach in the pavement model. All distresses and IRI were used to compute the targets and a cross-walk from the pavement model to the FHWA metrics was utilized to determine targets.

    New Mexico non-Interstate NHS pavements performed better than the 2 year target of 9.0% based on "Full Distress + IRI". The current performance is 2.2% poor compared to the 2 year target of 9.0% poor. The STIP includes a program of projects to sustain the established performance levels and meet the established 4 year target. In addition, continued emphasis on pavement preservation will help to maintain the non-Interstate NHS pavement at current condition levels.

    N/A
    NMDOT received addiitional state funding during the 2019 Legislative session to address pavement preservation in addition to federally funded projects that were completed as part of the 2019 data collection cycle. The projects planned during 2019 and 2020 will contribute to show progresss toward achievement of the 4-year target. NMDOT continues to focus on implementation of the TAMP and to identify a balance of pavement preservation in the five work type categories in order to determine the optimal level of lane miles in each category on an annual basis in order to achieve our performance targets at current funding levels.

  • Data Sources:
    New Mexico 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    New Mexico 2017, 2018, 2019 HPMS Data Submittal

  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition (IRI Only)

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↓

      New Mexico % Non-Interstate NHS Lane Miles In Poor Condition


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition (IRI Only) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance 5.6 6.2 6.1 -- --
  • Behind the data: For the first performance period, FHWA has calculated the values for Baseline and Actual using International Roughness Index (IRI) only (or Present Serviceability Rating (PSR) values for road sections where speed is less than 40 mph) for assessing condition change from the baseline.


  • Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Pavement in Poor Condition (IRI Only)

    See Full-distress + IRI above.
    See Full-distress + IRI above.
    See Full-distress + IRI above.
    See Full-distress + IRI above.
  • Data Sources:
    New Mexico 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    New Mexico 2018, 2019, 2020 HPMS Data Submittal

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↑

      New Mexico % Deck Area in Good Condition on NHS Bridges


  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance 37.4 38.0 37.6 -- --
    Target -- -- 36.0 -- 30.0

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Good Condition

    These targets were chosen based on current funding projections of an average of $40 million per year. The targets show that based on the current funding scenario, there is not enough funding to keep bridge conditions at their existing conditions. The percentage of deck area of bridges in "Good" condition will decline from an initial value of 36.0% (2016) to 30.0% (2021). NMDOT's current funding levels indicate that a significant number of bridges will move from a "Good" condition state to a "Fair" condition state.

    Since 2013, NMDOT allocates $13 million for bridge preventive maintenance annually. Main purpose is for "Fair" to not become "Poor". However, we do use funds on "Good" bridges to keep in a "Good" condition state. Also every year several poor bridges are replaced. NMDOT continues to focus on implementation of the TAMP and to identify a balance of preservation in the work type categories in order to determine the optimal level of bridge preservation and rehabilitation work in each category on an annual basis in order to achieve our performance targets at current funding levels.

    N/A
    Since 2013, NMDOT allocates $13 million for bridge preventive maintenance annually. Main purpose is for "Fair" to not become "Poor". However, we do use funds on "Good" bridges to keep in a "Good" condition state. Also every year several poor bridges are replaced. NMDOT continues to focus on implementation of the TAMP and to identify a balance of preservation in the work type categories in order to determine the optimal level of bridge preservation and rehabilitation work in each category on an annual basis in order to achieve our performance targets at current funding levels.

  • Data Sources:
    New Mexico 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    New Mexico 2018, 2019, 2020 NBI Data Submittal

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition

    • Trend through 2021

      Desired trend: ↓

      New Mexico % Deck Area in Poor Condition on NHS Bridges


  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Condition/Performance 3.3 3.1 3.1 -- --
    Target -- -- 3.3 -- 3.3

  • National Highway System (NHS) Bridges in Poor Condition

    Based on the current funding scenario, the deck area of bridges in a "Poor" condition state is projected to decrease from an initial value of 3.1% (2016) to 2.5% (2021). This decrease is a result of NMDOT's deterioration model's prioritization method which, based on the probability of a change in condition states and benefit to cost ratios, selects some bridges in a "Poor" condition state to be replaced.

    Since 2013, NMDOT allocates $13 million for bridge preventive maintenance annually. Main purpose is for "Fair" to not become "Poor". However, we do use funds on "Good" bridges to keep in a "Good" condition state. Also every year several poor bridges are replaced. NMDOT continues to focus on implementation of the TAMP and to identify a balance of preservation in the work type categories in order to determine the optimal level of bridge preservation and rehabilitation work in each category on an annual basis in order to achieve our performance targets at current funding levels.

    Our model projections suggest that if we do not prioritize more money towards replacement of bridges, then our bridges in poor condition will exceed 3%. Also our model is prioritizing preventive maintenance to preserve our assets and improve the condition of our "fair" bridges to "good" which would not allow us to meet the previously established and aggressive 4-year target of 2.3% in poor condition. Also due to the age of our bridges and the uncertainty of how quickly some of these bridges may deteriorate, we believe that a 4-year target of 3.3% poor is more realistic based on current funding levels.

    Since 2013, NMDOT allocates $13 million for bridge preventive maintenance annually. Main purpose is for "Fair" to not become "Poor". However, we do use funds on "Good" bridges to keep in a "Good" condition state. Also every year several poor bridges are replaced. NMDOT continues to focus on implementation of the TAMP and to identify a balance of preservation in the work type categories in order to determine the optimal level of bridge preservation and rehabilitation work in each category on an annual basis in order to achieve our performance targets at current funding levels.

  • Data Sources:
    New Mexico 2018, 2020 Biennial Performance Report
    New Mexico 2018, 2019, 2020 NBI Data Submittal


Significant Progress Determination

PLEASE NOTE: Each State’s performance target assessment is based on its own State-specific target methodology and program philosophy. Therefore, conclusions should not be drawn based only on the information in the 2020 Mid Performance Period Significant Progress Determination Results table. For example, the State may have set aggressive targets, and not met those targets, while another State may have set more easily attainable targets, and met those targets. FHWA understands that each State’s program is unique and therefore does not prescribe a methodology for States to set targets. States have the flexibility to use the methodology they deem most appropriate when setting their performance targets.

A State has met or made significant progress toward target achievement if “actual” condition/performance is equal to or better than the established two-year target or “actual” condition/performance is better than baseline performance 23 CFR 490.109 (e).

New Mexico 2020 Mid Performance Period Significant Progress Determination Results
Measure Area Measures Baseline Target Actual Better than Baseline? Achieved Target? Made Significant Progress? Consequences [23 CFR 490.109(f)]
The condition of pavements on the National Highway System (NHS) (excluding the Interstate) Percentage of pavements of the non-Interstate NHS in Good condition Based only on IRI 70.0 --- 69.9 No --- Yes None
Based on Full Distress + IRI --- 35.6 69.9 --- Yes
Percentage of pavements of the non-Interstate NHS in Poor condition Based only on IRI 5.6 --- 6.1 No --- Yes
Based on Full Distress + IRI --- 9.0 2.5 --- Yes
The condition of bridges on the National Highway System Percentage of NHS bridges classified as in Good condition 37.4 36.0 37.6 Yes Yes Yes None
Percentage of NHS bridges classified as in Poor condition 3.3 3.3 3.1 Yes Yes Yes
Updated: 04/20/2021
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