Study: Rural NM roads in need of repairs

NM roads

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new study shows that many of the nation’s rural transportation system, including New Mexico, is in need of some fixing.

That’s according to a report by Trip, a transportation research group.

The report found rural roads in the state have significant deficiencies, in fact they were rated in poor condition the 13th highest rate nationally.

Right now federal funding is expected to drop below a billion dollars triggering delays in federal reimbursements to states for road, highway and bridge projects.

For New Mexico this could mean a cut of $367 million if this is not addressed by congress. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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