Experience the New Interchange

Driver/Multi-Modal Simulations
Northbound NM 14 / Cerrillos Road
Northbound I-25 to Northbound NM 14 / Cerrillos Rd.
Southbound Cerrillos Rd. to Northbound I-25
Bike Lane Northbound NM 14 / Cerrillos Rd.
Multi-Use Trail

Driver/Multi-Modal Renderings
Northbound DDI Overview
Southbound Cerrillos Road at the DDI Criss-Cross
Northbound I-25 to Cerrillos Road
Northbound Multi-Use Trail Under I-25
Northbound NM 14 Bike Lane

Time-Lapse Video of Construction

Project History and Need

The current design has been in service for over 40 years and is in need of a significant upgrade or replacement. Over the past 20 years, it has been shown to have major weaknesses:

  • Traffic Backups
  • Bottlenecks
  • Deteriorating Bridges
  • Unsafe Merging Distances on Current Ramps

Project Map

Project Benefits

Several interchange configurations were evaluated and a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) was chosen. The DDI is an advancement in interchange design and will be the first of its kind in New Mexico. This state-of-the-art design will:

  • Improve safety and efficiency
  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Provide longer merging lanes for getting on and off the Interstate
  • Reduce the length and cost of construction
  • Enhance pedestrian mobility

Project Schedule

During the duration of construction, I-25 will remain open and two lanes will remain available for the public in an attempt to provide continued access. Likewise, access will be maintained on NM 14 (Cerrillos Road) with partial shut downs for the removal and replacement of the I-25 bridges.

Cerrillos I-25 construction schedule


Video Links

Project video –
Santa Fe’s Diverging
Diamond Different

How to Drive a DDI video – Diverging Diamond Overview

Driving simulation tool