Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District

ROADWAY PROGRAM

Annual federal funding for the Roadway program is provided by the NMDOT District 2 Roswell office.  Road (or bridge) projects must have eligible functional classification.  SERTPO will issue a Call-for-Projects and provides an application package that includes deadlines, roadway criteria that includes federal planning factors, scoring sheet and points assigned to each category and further instructions.

The application process requires the submission of the Project Feasibility Form (PFF) by the SERTPO-approved deadline, followed by feasibility reviews held with the local government, NMDOT and SERTPO Program Managers.  NMDOT will approve the PFF which allows the local government to proceed with final application due by its established deadline.  Applicants make presentation and answer questions during a SERTPO regular meeting.  Projects are rated by the SERTPO Technical Committee who provides their ratings to the SERTPO Policy Committee.  In turn, the Policy Committee submits their recommendations to the NMDOT District 2 Roswell office on the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIPR) document.  The NMDOT District 2 Engineer will review recommendations and will make funding selection.

Roadway selection(s) will be programmed into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  The STIP is a NMDOT planning tool that lists transportation projects, both State and local-lead, that are programmed for the upcoming fiscal years.  Amendments to the STIP must be submitted to the New Mexico State Transportation Commission and federal entities for approval.

Tribal/Local Public Agency (T/LPA) Handbook 2019 applies to federal projects.

Local Government Road Fund

State-funded, local-lead transportation projects are handled out the NMDOT District 2 Roswell office through its Local Government Road Fund (LGRF).

The LGRF includes the Municipal Arterial Program (MAP), the County Arterial Program (CAP), the School Bus Route (SBR) and the Municipal, County and School District Cooperative (CO-OP) Programs.

For additional information, please contact Sigrid Webb at Roswell NMDOT at (575) 840-3279.

Safety Funding

Currently, applications for the New Mexico Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) are not being accepted.  NMDOT is preparing a manual that will address procedures for HSIP and Road Safety Audits (RSA’s).  The Guide will be posted, once available.

Statewide Transportation Improvements Program (STIP)

eSTIP is now available to the public, providing access to the STIP and the ability to search projects by Control Number, County, Lead Agency, Project Type and Funding Type.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ)

Federal Aid Highway Program (FAHP) funding for the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program is administered by the NMDOT Statewide Planning Bureau (SPB).  CMAQ funding supports surface transportation projects or related projects that contribute to air quality improvements and congestion relief.

The application process requires the submission of the Project Feasibility Form (PFF) by the SERTPO-approved deadline, followed by PFF meetings held with the local government, NMDOT and SERTPO Program Managers.  Once NMDOT approves the PFF, the entity proceeds with final application and submits the complete application packet to SERTPO by its deadline.  In turn, SERTPO conducts its review and submits the CMAQ application packet to NMDOT by its established deadline.

Eligible projects should fall into one of three broad categories:  1) Projects that reduce the number of vehicle trips and/or vehicle miles traveled (VMT); 2) Projects that reduce emissions related to traffic congestion; and/or 3) Projects that reduce the per mile rate of vehicle emissions through improved vehicle and fuel technologies.