The project area extends along NM 41 from Milepost (MP) 56.6 to MP 62.1 just north of the community of Galisteo. The project is proposed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The purpose of the project is to provide geometric and safety improvements for highway users and area residents. The need for the project is based on identified safety and geometric deficiencies including, but not limited to:
Segments of the highway where safe stopping sight distance is substantially limited by vertical curves;
An absence of safe shoulders for use by motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists;
Poor pavement condition;
Various other roadway conditions that affect safety or that do not meet modern design standards.