The NMDOT and Northern Mountain Construction advise all motorists and the general public concerning construction activities on NM 58 from mile marker 6.9 to 7.6 Ponil Creek.. This is a bridge replacement project and road closure is scheduled for December 6th, 2010 through spring of 2011. Traffic will be detoured at the junction of NM 58 and US 64 in Cimarron, and at Interstate 25 interchanges 412, 415 and 419 in the Springer Vicinity. NM 58 will be open to local traffic but will be impassable at Mile Post 7 which is at the Ponil Creek crossing 7 miles east of Cimarron.

Suggested alternate routes for light traffic is NM 21 between Cimarron and Springer and the suggested route for truck traffic is US 64 between Raton and Cimarron. The NMDOT and Northern Mountain Construction are putting forth their best efforts to ensure a safe passage through the detour areas and appreciate your patience while this project is under construction.

Don’t forget to Buckle Up!

Basically if you used to go Springer –> Philmont for now you should plan to go Springer –> Miami or Raton –> Philmont.

NMDOT detailed project page.

For any questions or concerns contact Johnny Chavez, Project Manager, NMDOT at (575) 445-9553 or cell phone (575) 643-5340.