NM 159 Drainage and Roadway Reconstruction

NM-159 and associated drainage structures were heavily damaged, and in most areas completely washed out, following a major flood in September 2013. As a result, access to the historic mining town of Mogollon and the surrounding Gila National Forest was severely limited. This project to restore 2 miles of highway, providing safe, permanent access for residents and tourists, received FHWA Emergency Relief funding. This required that all design and permits and approvals had to be completed and obtained within 9 months. Parametrix was the lead designer and environmental consultant for the project involving several bridges, culverts, and water crossings. The surrounding historic district, archaeological sites, and complex array of private property ownership created challenges for the design. The project involved extensive public involvement activities. Parametrix developed and implemented a public involvement plan to engage the area’s 54 property owners in the design and environmental process.


New Mexico Department of Transportation

Mogollen, New Mexico
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