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.
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.
DATES TO REMEMBER
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.